Ernesto to Hit Ireland as Extratropical Storm

Ernesto continues to move northeast very quickly and will begin a transformation from tropical storm to an extratropical the next 24 hours. On the track that Ernesto is going, the storm will hit Ireland and the U.K. Saturday into Sunday.

Despite the transformation, Ernesto will still pack a punch when it hits. Winds will be gusting over 40 mph and a period of heavy rain will occur. The Ireland West Coast will see high seas and heavy waves which may cause coastal flooding.

Rainfall will be over an 1.00″ with some areas having much more and flooding. Winds may knock down trees and power lines causing power outages.

 

Satellite Image of Ernesto
Satellite Image of Ernesto

 

NHC Track Maps
NHC Track Maps

 

Rainfall from Ernesto
Rainfall from Ernesto

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