Florence Becoming an Increasingly Elongated Low Pressure Area As It Continues to Produce Heavy Rain Over Parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Into Southern New England Today

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Post-Tropical Cyclone

45 miles WNW of Boston Massachusetts

Heading

Coordinates

ENE at 25 mph

71.9W, 42.6N

Discussion

At 1100 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence was located near latitude 42.6 north, longitude 71.9 west. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 30 mph (41 km/h) and this motion is expected to increase as the low moves east into the western Atlantic later today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 25 mph (35 km/h) with higher gusts. The low will transition into a trough off the east coast tomorrow.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

Satellite

Watches and Warnings

Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Flash flood watches are in effect for portions of the mid-Atlantic states and southern new england.

Models

Land Hazards

Rainfall: Florence is expected to produce heavy to excessive rainfall from the northern mid-Atlantic states west into southern New York and southern new england. Some of these areas are expected to receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain.