NBC10 Boston is continuing to monitor the path of Tropical Storm Henri, which is expected to become a hurricane as its projection shifts closer to New England.
The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane watches for the Cape and Islands as well as most of the South Coast of New England Friday morning. The watches will remain in effect as tropical storm Henri heads toward the region, expected to hit Sunday, and is forecast to strengthen to hurricane force.
As of now, the highest threat is for Cape Cod and the Islands. The main hazards include damaging wind gusts of up to 75 mph, as well as storm surge flooding, significant beach erosion along the coast, high surf and rip currents as soon as Saturday.