Meet the ninth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season - Tropical Storm Ian.
By 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, the National Hurricane Center sent out its first advisory for Ian in the central Atlantic, with a sustained wind speed of 40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Ian is a slow-moving storm, inching northwest at about 15 mph.
At this time, all of the forecast models are projecting Tropical Storm Ian to make a slight turn toward the north-northwest within the next 24 to 36 hours and remain over the Atlantic. Presently, there are no watches or warnings and Ian is not expected to strengthen into a hurricane or make landfall.
As far as Ian’s effects on New England weather, we’ll likely see large waves and rough surf along the coast by the end of this week into the weekend as Ian passes far out to sea to the southeast by early Friday.
In the meantime, enjoy the fall-like (not tropical) start to the week!