WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Tropical Storm Henri hit Rhode Island on Sunday with sustained winds of 60 mph and heavy rainfall that dropped as much as 6-8 inches of rain across New York City and New Jersey.
But it took a while to get there. Henri first appeared in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 16, then spent days drifting closer to the Atlantic Seaboard at tropical storm strength, before turning to the north and briefly becoming a hurricane.
Luckily it reached cooler waters before landfall and weakened back to a tropical storm before hitting the shores near Westerly, Rhode Island.
Henri then spent a day in New England as a tropical depression but has since fizzled out to sea.