PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The primary menace Hurricane Henri will carry to the Philadelphia area is heavy rainfall and the potential for flooding and flash flooding. Rounds of rain, some heavy to torrential, and thunderstorms will influence the realm, significantly the Shore, and the Philly metro in a single day.
Flash flooding is an enormous concern. The complete Philadelphia space is below a flood watch till 8 a.m. on Monday. The newest HRRR exhibits a swath of heavy rainfall from Philly and close by Pennsylvania suburbs into Burlington, Atlantic and Ocean Counties in New Jersey with rainfall totals of seven-plus inches by early Sunday morning as extreme moisture from Henri flows in. The potential for water rescues is a priority.
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There can even be a excessive danger for harmful rip currents alongside the coast and a coastal flood advisory till 1 a.m. Sunday.
Rounds of rain and thunderstorms will proceed Sunday and unfold far north and west. We might see some sporadic gusty winds to 40 mph in any other case winds are usually not a main concern.
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Although as the bottom turns into supersaturated, wind gusts could also be able to flattening bushes and thus powerlines. So, we might see a couple of localized outages. Neither are tornadoes as we shall be on the western, usually tornado-free facet of the storm.
Scattered rain and storms proceed to comb in Sunday night time and into Monday earlier than late day clearing is anticipated.
Any residual moisture ought to exit the area by Monday night time on the newest. Tuesday appears dry in the intervening time as we prepare for one more dose of excessive warmth and humidity subsequent week as highs will rocket again into the 90s and stay there via week’s finish.
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Henri is at present a Class 1 hurricane and is forecast to make landfall someplace between central Lengthy Island and Rhode Island Sunday afternoon at or close to hurricane power. Hurricane Warnings are in impact for a lot of Lengthy Island and from New Haven Connecticut to west of Westport Massachusetts.