Hurricane Teddy Is Likely a Low Risk for Connecticut and the New England Coast
As of 9AM on Sunday morning, September 20, Hurricane Teddy was located about 340 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and moving northwest at 12 mph according to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Bermuda has issued a Tropical Storm Watch.
Teddy introduced itself as a Category 3 hurricane and is expected to weaken as it moves northwest up the east coast for a couple of days. The million-dollar question is, "what effect will Hurricane Teddy have, if any, on our New England weather?"
As of 8AM on Monday (9/21/20), Hurricane Teddy remains a powerful Category 2 storm with sustained winds of 100 mph and is about 160 miles southeast of Bermuda, according to orlandosentinel.com. As Teddy moves northeast, it appears to be setting its sights on Nova Scotia through Tuesday evening.
What about the effect that Hurricane Teddy might have on Connecticut and the rest of New England? According to, masslive.com weather, it looks like Teddy might leave Connecticut alone and skim the Massachusetts coast with 40 to 50 mph winds. High wind warnings have been issued for Cape Cod and Nantucket.
According to the Providence Journal, meteorologists in Norton, Massachusetts are saying, "A low risk exists for a track closer to the east coast. The hurricane is likely to stay well out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when it passes early this week."