Tropical Storm Warning issued for Cape Cod and Islands with Dorian looming

Boston 25 Friday midday weather forecast

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Cape Cod and the Islands as well as the surrounding coastal waters in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Dorian's remnants, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning means that winds between 39 and 73 mph are expected in those areas within the next 36 hours.

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The NWS issued the warning for Chatham, Falmouth and Provincetown, as well as Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound and coastal waters from Provincetown to Chatham to Nantucket within 20 nautical miles.

The remnants of Dorian -- a Category 5 storm when it ravaged the Bahamas for days before heading north, up the east coast of the U.S. -- are expected to impact parts of New England starting Friday.

Dorian was downgraded to a Category 1 storm early Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 2 a.m. EDT intermediate advisory.

Coastal waters within 25 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are also included in the warning, along with coastal waters from Montauk, New York, to the Vineyard within 20 nautical miles of Block Island.


Updated Friday at 12:45 p.m.: The Steamship Authority announced schedule changes:

  • The Oak Bluffs terminal is closed for Friday. All trips are diverted to Vineyard Haven
  • Nantucket route reservations are on hold for Saturday and Sunday
  • Vineyard route reservations are paused from 5:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. Saturday
  • Service for the M/V Iyanough will likely be affected Friday and all day Saturday
  • Service for the M/V Governor will likely be affected Friday and all day Saturday

The Authority is continuing to monitor the storm and update its schedules.