Friday, September 3, 2010

Hurricane Earl Expected To Stay Out To Sea As It Passes By New England Tonight; Many Local Schools Plan To Close Early Today

Feather News

Hurricane Earl was well off the coast of the Carolinas this morning and losing its strength as it travels in a north-northeasterly path off the East Coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

Many local schools in Southeastern Connecticut will be closing early today while the the hurricane is predicted to remain out at sea due east of Connecticut sometime tonight. As of early this morning, the hurricane has weakened to a Category 2 and should weaken further to a category 1.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island announced a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm's passing.

Connecticut will likely get some rain and high winds. In Massachusetts, the effect of the huricane on the outer Cape, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, and the island of Nantucket could be much worse.