Update Mid-Day Friday:
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for New York City and the entire tri-state coastal area for late Saturday through Labor Day. Winds gusts of 40-60mph are possible during this time.
The latest track and models have the storm slowing down and possibly doing a loop off the Mid-Atlantic coast Sunday into early next week. We may go through many high tide cycles with the storm effecting the area- not good. As this occurs the storm may regain hurricane strength as it stays offshore. With the storm slowing down or stalling off the coast it will cause coastal flooding and a surge during high tide of 1 to 3 feet (the surge is not etched in stone at this time). Now is the time to prepare.
Rainfall is the big question. Will the bands make it to the coast and inland. It’s possible. Again the time frame is Saturday Night through Labor day at least.
Please refer to the previous blog for the full forecast.