Jeanne to dump rain in Suffolk

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Remnants of Hurricane Jeanne are likely to dump between two and six inches of rain on Suffolk overnight Tuesday.

The hurricane, now a category 3 storm packing winds upwards of 105 miles per hour, is expected to make landfall on Florida’s east coast early Sunday. The storm will then turn northeast and head up the mid-Atlantic Coast early next week.


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&uot;We’ll see some rain and gusty winds for about 12 hours,&uot; said Wayne Albright, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s office in Wakefield. &uot;It will not be a hurricane when it gets here. Whether it will still be a tropical storm is undecided.

&uot;The coast hasn’t gotten a lot of rain from Frances or Ivan,&uot; Albright said. &uot;This is going to remind people a lot more of Charley than one of the other storms.&uot;

Toward the end of next week, after Jeanne moves out of the area, the weather will be slightly cooler – in the lower 70s, Albright said.

Florida, already slammed this year by three major hurricanes that left death and destruction in their wake, began gearing for Jeanne late Friday.

The Florida coast, from Florida City north to St. Augustine, has been under a hurricane warning since late Friday. A hurricane watch is in place from St. Augustine to Altahama Sound, Ga.