Tropical Storm Cancelled For Monmouth County

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 21, 2017

The Connecticut shoreline is under a tropical storm watch as Hurricane Jose moves towards New England.

"The main hazard will be coastal flooding with 1 to 2 feet of inundation expected during the times of high tide this morning", the NWS warning said.

"Sometimes when people hear about a tropical storm, they start to worry - they think back to Irene or Sandy when we had all sorts of problems on the coast", he said.

Hundreds of emergency responders have been arriving. Cuomo held a storm briefing at the welcome center Tuesday morning.

Cuomo also announced that the year-old Long Island Welcome Center, near eastbound Exit 51 on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills, would be closed to the public 9 p.m. Monday and turned into the emergency operations headquarters for Jose. Coastal locations affected by the warning should expect tropical storm-force winds, unsafe surf and rip currents, and rainfall in the three- to five-inches range. It continues moving northeast at 8 miles per hour, the NWS said.

The combination of Jose's winds and the new moon would cause risky riptides and higher than normal high tides, meteorologists said. Some protective dunes may be at risk of being overtopped or eroded away.

The Twin Forks are expected overall to take the biggest hit, forecasters said.

In the Lehigh Valley, the chance of precipitation from the system has lessened, but expect mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service.

Minor coastal flooding is possible Tuesday night.

Once Jose moves offshore, it will spin for days, but will stay far enough east so as not to have any further impact on our weather. Up to 1 inch of rain is possible in most towns with a bit more in southeastern CT.

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