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How will Hurricane Florence affect New York City this weekend?

How will Hurricane Florence affect New York City this weekend?
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While the Carolinas are currently hanging on against Hurricane Florence, our thoughts go out to them. And after the storm subsides, we'll see how we can help. 

But how will Hurricane Florence affect NYC this weekend? 

In short: no need to cancel your brunch date or the squad’s trip to Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro, but if you were choosing to first try your hand at windsurfing off Rockaway, maybe pick up another hobby like glass blowing or blockchain, as our coastal beaches will be seeing 7 to 10-foot waves. 

New York City will actually see quite pleasant weather during the course of the weekend, so it'd be worth your while to get outside before the remnants of the storm make their way north. Here's the full weekend forecast, courtesy of the National Weather Service:

This Afternoon

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

Sunday

Sunny. Highs around 80. Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Monday

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s.

Amtrak train travel

As of press time, cancelled Amtrak trains include the Carolinian (NYC to Charlotte) through Sunday September 16; Silver Meteor (NYC to Miami) through Tuesday, September 18; and Crescent (NYC to New Orleans) through Tuesday, September 18.

Northeast Regional service will not operate south of Washington D.C.; Cardinal (Chicago to NYC) will operate between Indianapolis and Chicago through Sunday, September 16; Silver Star (Miami to NYC) will operate between Jacksonville and Miami only through Tuesday, September 18; and Palmetto (NYC to Savannah) will operate between NYC and Washington only through Tuesday, September 18.

Air travel

The number of flight delays (so far) at area airports are as follows:

JFK: 90

LaGuardia: 102

Newark: 155

Make sure to constantly check the flight status as weather elsewhere can keep a plane coming in or at all.

In celebration of life and the good fortune to be missed by this storm we should all cherish the weekend and go out. Here's our list of the best things to to this weekend.

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