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Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing
Storm System Will Bring Drenching Downpours, Strong Wind Gusts: Here's Timing A storm system on track for the first day of fall will be packed with heavy rain and wind gusts between 30 and 40 miles per hour in parts of the region, according to the National Weather Service. The system, which will arrive Saturday morning, Sept. 23, and continue well into the evening,  will stem from a tropical area of low pressure off the Florida peninsula. "The storm is likely to bring gusty winds and rounds of heavy rain to much of the East Coast," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Tyler Roys said. Wind gusts are expected to be highest along the coast. It will be most…
Storm System Will Move Through As Fall Arrives After Stretch Of Dry Days Storm System Will Move Through As Fall Arrives After Stretch Of Dry Days
Storm System Will Move Through As Fall Arrives After Stretch Of Dry Days A days-long stretch of dry, comfortable days will be followed by the arrival of a storm system just as the start of fall arrives. The system will stem from an area of low pressure off the Florida peninsula. "Stalled fronts along the southeastern coast of the United States are one way a 'homebrew' tropical system can form," said AccuWeather Chief On-Air Meteorologist Bernie Rayno. It will be mostly sunny Wednesday, Sept. 20, Thursday, Sept. 21, and Friday, Sept. 22 with high temperatures in the low 70s each afternoon, and overnight lows in the mid-50s, according to the National Weathe…
Nigel Becomes Hurricane As 2 Other Areas In Atlantic Have Potential To Develop Nigel Becomes Hurricane As 2 Other Areas In Atlantic Have Potential To Develop
Nigel Becomes Hurricane As 2 Other Areas In Atlantic Have Potential To Develop Tropical Storm Nigel has strengthened to become a hurricane and is among three areas in the Atlantic now being monitored by forecasters.Nigel, which had been a tropical depression, moved up to tropical storm status on Sunday morning, Sept. 17. On Monday night, Sept. 18, it became a Category 1 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of 85 miles per hour, an increase of 35 mph in less than 24 hours. Nigel is now located about 850 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It's expected to quickly become a hurricane of Category 2 status or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as soo…
Stormy Start To Workweek Will Be Followed By Big Change In Weather Pattern: 5-Day Forecast Stormy Start To Workweek Will Be Followed By Big Change In Weather Pattern: 5-Day Forecast
Stormy Start To Workweek Will Be Followed By Big Change In Weather Pattern: 5-Day Forecast A stormy start to the workweek will be followed by a big change in the weather pattern. Precipitation which began overnight will continue during the day, with heavy rainfall at times, on Monday, Sept. 18. Afternoon thunderstorms are possible. The high temperature will be around 70 degrees. About an inch of rainfall is expected before the system winds down early Monday evening. It will be mostly cloudy overnight with the low temperature in the mid-50s. Skies will gradually become clear, leading to a sunny day on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with a high temperature in the low-70s. Look for more of th…
Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic
Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic A new system expected to be the next major hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic season now has a name.Tropical Depression 15 strengthened to tropical storm status on Sunday morning, Sept. 17. Meet Nigel. It's moving north-northwest at 14 miles per hour over the open Atlantic toward the Caribbean Sea. It has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, according to a brand-new update from the National Hurricane Center. That's an increase of 15 mph in the span of 12 hours. It's expected to become a hurricane of Category 3 status or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It could…
New Storm System Will Bring Rounds Of Thunderstorms: 5-Day Forecast New Storm System Will Bring Rounds Of Thunderstorms: 5-Day Forecast
New Storm System Will Bring Rounds Of Thunderstorms: 5-Day Forecast A new storm system will bring separate rounds of scattered thunderstorms to start the new workweek. Ahead of the arrival of the precipitation, there will be dry conditions on Sunday, Sept. 17 with clear skies in the morning, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will rise to a high in the mid-70s. Clouds will increase in the afternoon and evening with a chance of showers at night followed by the possibility of thunderstorms overnight. The low temperature will be around 60 degrees. About a half-inch of rainfall is possible overnight. Monday, Sept. 18 will b…
New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane
New Update: Tropical System Expected To Become Major Hurricane Conditions are rapidly improving in New England as Lee, once a Category 5 hurricane, is churning into Canada as a post-tropical cyclone. Click here for a new, updated story: Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic Now, attention has turned to what is expected to be the next major hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic season. As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, Tropical Depression 15 is moving north-northwest at 16 miles per hour over the open Atlantic toward the Caribbean Sea. It has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, according to a brand-new update from the …
Lee Nears Landfall With Tropical-Storm Force Winds Extending 400 Miles Lee Nears Landfall With Tropical-Storm Force Winds Extending 400 Miles
Lee Nears Landfall With Tropical-Storm Force Winds Extending 400 Miles Lee is battering New England with heavy rains and gusty winds that are causing power outages as the storm races up the coast with landfall expected at around midday Saturday, Sept. 16 in Nova. Scotia. After strengthening to Category 5 status late last week, Lee, now a post-tropical cyclone, is still producing hurricane-force winds that extend over 100 miles away from its center and tropical-storm force winds that have a reach of around 400 miles. Related story - New Tropical System Expected To Become Hurricane  The highest wind gust reported from the storm was 62 miles per hour in D…
New Tropical System Expected To Become Hurricane Forms In Atlantic New Tropical System Expected To Become Hurricane Forms In Atlantic
New Tropical System Expected To Become Hurricane Forms In Atlantic As Hurricane Lee makes its way northward up the coast, a new tropical system has formed. Click here for a new, updated story: Newly Named Tropical Storm Nigel Forms In Busy Atlantic As of late Friday morning, Sept. 15, Tropical Depression 15 is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour over the open Atlantic toward the Caribbean Sea.  It's expected to become a hurricane northeast of the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center. Its highest sustained winds are estimated to be 35 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. If it becomes a tropical s…
Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing
Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing Hurricane Lee is now just hours away from unleashing damaging winds likely to cause scores of power outages along with drenching downpours in New England while coastal flooding and dangerous rip currents are expected in coastal New York and Connecticut. Updated story - New Tropical System Expected To Become Hurricane  The timing for Lee's effects is from Friday night, Sept. 15 into Saturday evening, Sept. 16. Tropical storm warnings and other advisories extend up the East Coast from Long Island to easternmost Maine. The newest computer models show Lee's expected landfall to be from…
Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England
Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England Watches and advisories now stretch from New York through New England as millions are expected to be affected by damaging winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Lee. Click here for a new, updated story - Hurricane Lee Set To Batter Northeast Coast With Damaging Winds, Heavy Rain: Here's Timing The newest computer models have the track of the massive system veering back a bit farthest east after models a day earlier projected landfall in coastal Maine. Now, its eye is expected to pass over land near the easternmost tip of Maine and Nova Scotia on Monday,  Sept. 18, near Halifax. As …
Hurricane Lee Track Shifts: Threat To Northeast Grows, Chance Of New England Landfall Increases Hurricane Lee Track Shifts: Threat To Northeast Grows, Chance Of New England Landfall Increases
Hurricane Lee Track Shifts: Threat To Northeast Grows, Chance Of New England Landfall Increases A slight north-northwest shift in the projected track of Hurricane Lee poses an increased threat for the Northeast with landfall now possible in New England. Click here for the latest update - Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England The newest computer models show possible landfall in eastern Maine early Monday morning, Sept. 18. Previous models had the likely landfall being in Nova Scotia, near Halifax. The effects of Lee will be felt for the first time in much of the East Coast beginning later in the day Wednesday morning, Sept. 13 wh…
Flash Flood Threat: Potent Storm System With Drenching Downpours Sweeping Through Region Flash Flood Threat: Potent Storm System With Drenching Downpours Sweeping Through Region
Flash Flood Threat: Potent Storm System With Drenching Downpours Sweeping Through Region A potent storm system accompanying a cold front is bringing thunderstorms with drenching downpours to the region.  Some of the storms may be heavy, with 1- to 2-inch per-hour rainfall rates possible in already saturated areas during the day on Wednesday, Sept. 13, the National Weather Service said. "Areas receiving multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain have a chance for flash flooding in low-lying, poor drainage, and urban areas," according to a statement from the weather statement. Most of the heaviest rain from the system will wind down by late Wedn…
Hurricane Lee: NY National Guard Making Preparations On Long Island As Storm Strengthens Hurricane Lee: NY National Guard Making Preparations On Long Island As Storm Strengthens
Hurricane Lee: NY National Guard Making Preparations On Long Island As Storm Strengthens State leaders are preparing for possible impacts from Hurricane Lee as the storm continues to strengthen on its trek northward. Related story - Hurricane Lee Track Shifts: Threat To Northeast Grows, Chance Of New England Landfall Increases On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that 50 soldiers from the New York National Guard have begun preparations on Long Island ahead of possible dangerous high surf, rip currents, coastal flooding, and beach erosion along parts of the East Coast later in the week. Dangerous surf and life-threatening rip currents will affect portions of t…
Hurricane Lee Growing Larger Before Expected Northward Turn: Latest Projected Landfall Timing Hurricane Lee Growing Larger Before Expected Northward Turn: Latest Projected Landfall Timing
Hurricane Lee Growing Larger Before Expected Northward Turn: Latest Projected Landfall Timing Hurricane Lee is growing in size before it is expected to take a sharp northerly turn by midweek. Click here for a new, updated story: Hurricane Lee Track Shift Poses Increased Threat For Northeast, Possible New England Landfall As of around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Lee is located about 550 miles south of Bermuda with 115 mile-per-hour winds. A Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, it's moving northwest at 6 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane-force winds now extend 90 miles from Lee’s center, an increase from the weekend. Some slowing…
More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing
More Gusty Storms On Way Before Unsettled Weather Pattern Finally Ends: Here's Timing It's not over yet, but relief is coming. More potentially spotty, gusty thunderstorms are again on tap for the fourth straight day on Monday, Sept. 11 as a slow-moving frontal system maintains its hold on the region. It will be mostly cloudy throughout the day with a high temperature in the upper 70s. The timing for scattered to numerous showers is in the afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. "What is left of a stalled boundary that has been parked over much of the region will linger through at least Monday," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Benz …
Hurricane Lee Restrengthens: New Models Predict Timing, Expected Site Of Landfall Hurricane Lee Restrengthens: New Models Predict Timing, Expected Site Of Landfall
Hurricane Lee Restrengthens: New Models Predict Timing, Expected Site Of Landfall Hurricane Lee has restrengthened as it is just days away from affecting a massive stretch of coastline along the East Coast. Click here for the latest update - Here Comes Hurricane Lee: Watches, Advisories Stretch From NY Through New England As of early Monday morning, Sept. 11, Lee is located 340 miles north of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean with 120 mile-per-hour winds. Now a Category 3 storm, it's moving northwest at 7 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. It could briefly return to Category 4 status Tuesday morning, Sept. 12 before returning to Category 2 sta…
New Severe Weather Threat: Here's Timing For More Storms With Flooding Downpours, Strong Winds New Severe Weather Threat: Here's Timing For More Storms With Flooding Downpours, Strong Winds
New Severe Weather Threat: Here's Timing For More Storms With Flooding Downpours, Strong Winds More potentially severe scattered thunderstorms are once again expected to sweep through the region for the second half of the weekend after previous activity resulted in downed trees and thousands of power outages the previous three days. The next window for storm activity is in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, Sept. 10.  "Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms along a stalled frontal boundary could produce locally heavy downpours this afternoon and evening," the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued early Sunday morning. The mai…
Hurricane Lee's Risk To East Coast Rises: New Week-Long Projected Track Hurricane Lee's Risk To East Coast Rises: New Week-Long Projected Track
Hurricane Lee's Risk To East Coast Rises: New Week-Long Projected Track A new week-long projected track for Monster Hurricane Lee has been released as forecasters are now saying its risk to the East Coast has increased. Click here for a new, updated story: Hurricane Lee Restrengthens: New Models Predict Timing, Expected Site Of Landfall "Hurricane Lee will remain a powerful storm after undergoing rapid intensification," according to a report by AccuWeather.com on Saturday, Sept. 8. "As Lee turns northward next week dangerous surf will develop along the East Coast while the risk for direct impact rises in New England." For a look at Lee's projected path …
New Rounds Of Storms With Strong Winds, Drenching Downpours Could Cause More Power Outages New Rounds Of Storms With Strong Winds, Drenching Downpours Could Cause More Power Outages
New Rounds Of Storms With Strong Winds, Drenching Downpours Could Cause More Power Outages More potentially severe scattered thunderstorms are expected to sweep through the region this weekend after previous activity resulted in downed trees and thousands of power outages the previous two days. The next window for storm activity is in the afternoon and evening on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The main threat will be damaging winds, with additional threats for isolated large hail and flash flooding triggered by drenching downpours, according to the National Weather Service. Humid conditions will linger Saturday, but it won't be as hot as it has been the last several days, with a …
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Nassau County Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Nassau County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Nassau County With a new round of storms moving from west to east, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the region. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 for southeastern New York and areas in western as well as coastal Connecticut.  Potentially damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible. In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch: New York City: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan…
New Monster Storm Update: Forecast Models Take Major Hurricane Lee Along East Coast New Monster Storm Update: Forecast Models Take Major Hurricane Lee Along East Coast
New Monster Storm Update: Forecast Models Take Major Hurricane Lee Along East Coast Hurricane Lee has rapidly strengthened with new long-range computer models predicting its eventual path could take it at or near the Northeast. Click here for a new, updated story: Hurricane Lee's Risk To East Coast Rises: New Week-Long Projected Track Lee, now packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, is located over the warm waters of the Central Atlantic, hitting Category 5 status before wind speeds lowered it to Cat 4. It's expected to move over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center. Already the st…
New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast
New Rounds Of Storms On Track Through Weekend: 5-Day Forecast New rounds of potentially severe scattered thunderstorms will sweep through as an unsettled weather pattern has arrived in the region. The next window for storm activity is in the afternoon and evening on Friday, Sept. 8. The main threat will be damaging winds, with additional threats for isolated large hail and flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service. Hot and humid conditions will linger Friday before temperatures finally become seasonable, but more storm activity is on tap for the weekend. "While thunderstorms will bring the threat of both localized flash flo…
'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days 'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days
'Exceptionally Dangerous Weather Event': Lee Becomes Powerful Hurricane, May Hit Cat 5 In Days Tropical Storm Lee has strengthened to a hurricane earlier than expected with its current path taking it toward the Atlantic Coast, possibly reaching Category 5 status. Lee, located in the Central Atlantic, is now packed with 110 mile-per-hour winds, making it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. "A more significant threat from Hurricane Lee to the US East Coast could unfold during the middle or end of next week if the storm turns toward the coast," according to AccuWeather.com. Lee is expected to continue strengthening over the next couple of days, beco…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of Eastern NY Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of Eastern NY
Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect For Much Of Eastern NY With a round of storms moving from west to east in interior portions of the region, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for much of the area The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7.  Potentially dangerous straight-line wind gusts are the primary threat, with potentially damaging hail also possible, according to the National Weather Service. Localized heavy rainfall and lightning are also possible. In New York, the following counties are covered by the watch: Dutchess Rockland Orange Ulster Sullivan Columbia Greene Albany Rensselaer Schenectady Saratoga Sc…
Here's Timing For Separate Rounds Of Storms That Will Bring Relief From Heat Here's Timing For Separate Rounds Of Storms That Will Bring Relief From Heat
Here's Timing For Separate Rounds Of Storms That Will Bring Relief From Heat A days-long stretch of hot and humid conditions will finally come to an end with the arrival of an unsettled weather pattern that will include separate rounds of storms. The high temperature on Thursday, Sept. 7 will generally be in the low 90s with the heat index in the upper 90s due to high humidity, according to the National Weather Service. A Heat Advisory is in effect for most of the region until early Thursday evening. Clouds will increase Thursday night as the unsettled conditions arrive, prompting the separate storm chances. The first chance for showers and thunders…
Tropical Storm Lee Expected To Become Major Hurricane In Days, But Uncertainty Surrounds Track Tropical Storm Lee Expected To Become Major Hurricane In Days, But Uncertainty Surrounds Track
Tropical Storm Lee Expected To Become Major Hurricane In Days, But Uncertainty Surrounds Track Newly named tropical storm Lee is expected to become a major hurricane in days as forecasters are awaiting new models that will shed light on its eventual track. Lee, now located in the Central Atlantic, is headed on a northwestern path. Lee is forecast to become a major hurricane by early Saturday, Sept. 9, the National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday, Sept. 6, noting that swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip currents across portions of the Lesser Antilles late this week.   "Residents along the US East Coast from Florida to Maine and Atlantic Canada should…
Storm System Will Bring Change In Weather Pattern After Scorching Stretch Storm System Will Bring Change In Weather Pattern After Scorching Stretch
Storm System Will Bring Change In Weather Pattern After Scorching Stretch Separate rounds of showers and thunderstorms will lead to a change in the weather pattern, breaking a days-long stretch of hot and humid conditions.  The high temperature on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7 will range from the upper 80s to low 90s both days with the heat index in the mid to upper 90s due to high humidity, according to the National Weather Service. A Heat Advisory is in effect for most of the region until 8 p.m. Thursday. There will be a mix of sun and clouds on both days. It will remain hot Thursday with mainly sunny skies and a high temperature ge…
Update: Newly Named Tropical Storm Lee Threatens East Coast As Potential Major Hurricane Update: Newly Named Tropical Storm Lee Threatens East Coast As Potential Major Hurricane
Update: Newly Named Tropical Storm Lee Threatens East Coast As Potential Major Hurricane A newly named tropical storm that is expected to become a major hurricane by this weekend will threaten the East Coast next week, forecasters are now saying. Tropical Depression 13 turned Tropical Storm Lee, now located in the Central Atlantic, is headed on a northwestern path, the National Hurricane Center said. "Residents along the US East Coast from Florida to Maine and Atlantic Canada should closely monitor the situation," according to AccuWeather.com. Depending on the path it takes, the expected time frame for potential impacts to the United States and Atlantic Canada is from Wed…
Separate Rounds Of Storms Will Follow Hot, Humid Stretch Separate Rounds Of Storms Will Follow Hot, Humid Stretch
Separate Rounds Of Storms Will Follow Hot, Humid Stretch A days-long stretch of hot and humid weather will be followed by separate rounds of showers and thunderstorms that will lead to a change in the weather pattern. According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Heather Zehr: "Temperatures early this week are topping out 10-15 degrees above normal from interior New England down through the mid-Atlantic, while coastal areas in New England will be closer to the historical average. Even those areas will warm up heading toward the middle of the week." The high temperature on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Wednesday, Sept. 6 will range from the upper 80s to …
New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed
New Tropical Storm Forms In Active Atlantic: Here's Where Katia's Headed A brand-new tropical storm has formed amid a flurry of activity in the Atlantic basin. As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, the center of Tropical Storm Katia was in the eastern Atlantic, moving toward the northwest at around 9 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Maximum sustained winds are around 40 miles per hour with higher gusts.  According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Adam Douty, Katia is not likely to affect land as a northerly trajectory is likely over the west-central Atlantic. Two other systems -- Franklin and Jose -- dissipated ac…