Tropical Storm Henri: Latest Update

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Here are the latest updates regarding Tropical Storm Henri, as the storm moves away from Southern New England. Please stay tuned to NewsRadio 920AM and 104.7FM and check back here for updates.

(WHJJ Update 8/22 @ 6:20pm): National Grid reports extensive outages in Rhode Island, including:

Washington County; 48,971 customers

Newport Co. : 2,625

Kent Co.: 10,999

Bristol Co.: 178

Providence Co.: 5,769

UPDATE (8/22 @ 4:20 p.m.):The National Weather Service has Henri on a northwest track, set to continue through Western Massachusetts and into Eastern New York overnight into Monday. The storm is then expected to make an abrupt eastward turn, tracking through Southern Vermont and Central New Hampshire.

Impacts in Eastern Massachusetts are mostly over. There may be some breaks of sun across Cape Cod and the Islands tonight, as well as Eastern Massachusetts tomorrow.

Substantial rain is still expected in Western Massachusetts, including Berkshire County and Central Massachusetts, west of Worcester.

The National Weather Service says the worst flooding they have seen, up to this point, is in Manchester, Conn. A few residential areas in the area had to be evacuated.

UPDATE (8/22 @ 2:00 p.m.):A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for East Rockaway Inlet in New York to Chatham, Mass., including Long Island, N.Y. Block Island, R.I. Nantucket, Mass. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Rough surf, rip currents, and coastal flooding problems continue in the area.

For the remainder of the afternoon and this evening, it will be windy and variably cloudy with showers in the Greater Boston Area, according to AccuWeather. Peak winds will gust to between 40 and 50 mph in many areas.

Rainfall totals of roughly 1-2 inches are expected from Boston out to the Cape, with 2-4 inches inland and 4-6 inches likely in western Massachusetts and Connecticut through tonight.

Watch for flash flooding and wind damage, as well as power outages. There will also be dangerous coastal flooding and inundation, most likely along the South Coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, along with the Cape and Islands. Temperatures will stay in the 70s.

Tomorrow will be cloudy, breezy and humid with some showers. High 80-85.

UPDATE (8/22 @ 1:00 p.m.):The Newport, Jamestown, and Mt. Hope Bridges in R.I. are reopened to traffic. Restrictions for high profile vehicles remain in place until further notice.


UPDATE (8/22 @ 12:40 p.m.):Tropical Storm Henri has made landfall near Westerly, R.I., according to the Associated Press. The National Weather Service marks time of landfall at 12:15 p.m. EDT:

Here are the current power outages across the region, as of 12:30 p.m. via National Weather Service Boston:

  • Rhode Island: 74,923
  • Connecticut: 19,956
  • Massachusetts: 6,816

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