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Henri storm path: How to track the potential hurricane threatening the Northeast in real time

Tropical Storm Henri, forecast to develop into a Category 1 hurricane, could make landfall in New England. That doesn’t usually happen.

Henri storm path: How to track the potential hurricane threatening the Northeast in real time
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A hurricane could make landfall in the Northeastern United States this weekend.

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Tropical Storm Henri, which was building strength far off the coast of Florida as of Friday afternoon, is now forecast to possibly develop into a Category 1 hurricane. That’s not unusual in itself, but the storm’s path definitely is. According to the National Weather Service of Boston, current models show a wide range of potential targets, anywhere from New York City to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and those models could change further still.

If Henri makes landfall in New England as a hurricane, it would be the first time since 1991, The New York Times reports. Parts of Long Island, meanwhile, are under their first hurricane watch since 2011.

Long story short: It’s a tough-to-predict scenario at the moment. If you’re looking to track the storm’s path as it makes its way north, we’ve rounded up a few ways to do that in real time:

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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