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Late Sunday Morning Update On Henri For Western & Central Mass

The center of Henri is currently right over Block Island and will likely make landfall very near the CT/RI border close to midday.

One big surprise with Henri so far is that the strongest winds seem to be occurring on the western side of the circulation. This is very unusual for New England tropical storms and hurricanes.

This means that potentially ALL of Western and Central Mass may see wind gusts in the 45 to 65 mph range throughout this afternoon into tonight. This is a change because I thought the biggest winds would remain on the eastern side of the storm leading to Western Mass seeing less wind, but more rain.

As for rainfall totals, it still looks like Western Mass will see the highest totals this afternoon through tonight into Monday and rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches with local amounts of up to 10-12 inches are expected. Across Central Mass, rain totals still look to be in the 2 to 4 inch range. Flash flooding is extremely likely this afternoon through Monday - so, be cognizant of this.

More updates on Henri will be posted as conditions warrant.

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