Hanna on Hoboken
Spoke with some people at the Italian Festival this morning as they were setting up.
In case of inclement weather, the RAIN DATE for both the fireworks AND the statue precession will be SUNDAY.
Also, take a look at the current hourly rain prediction – might be 30 straight hours of stormy weather! Any shoe stores in Hoboken having a boot sale?
Weather forecasters are predicting that what’s currently Tropical Storm Hanna will eventually trek up the eastern coast and affect our weekend plans.
Heavy rains and strong winds might throw a kink into the Italian Festival, especially the fireworks.
Hanna will take aim on the Interstate 95 corridor this weekend after slamming into the Carolina coastline Friday night as a Category 1 or 2 hurricane. Hanna will weaken once it moves inland and begins to get absorbed in the fast-moving flow of the jet stream. Tropical storm-force winds still threaten to cause damage as Hanna passes over the highly populated corridor of the Northeast Saturday into Sunday morning.
Soaking rain will also accompany Hanna through the Northeast. The arrival of the rain, however, will precede Hanna’s center and strong winds by 18 to 24 hours. The storm’s rain will be drawn northward, reaching the Delmarva Peninsula Friday afternoon and southern New England Saturday morning. Flash flooding could ensue from Hanna’s drenching rain, especially in poor drainage and low-lying areas.