Connecticut remains in Tropical Storm Henri\u2019s forecast cone, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening. Henri is on track to hit the Northeast this weekend and early next week. The coast, as well as parts of Canada, are at-risk for direct storm surge and wind, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. advisory Wednesday. \u201cHenri is expected to become a hurricane on Friday,\u201d the National Hurricane Center said. It is possible the forecast could change in the coming days, but as of Wednesday evening, it showed the storm reaching Connecticut Sunday into Monday. Garry Lessor, the chief meteorologist at the Connecticut Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said as the storm approaches, there will definitely be modifications in the forecast. \u201cIt\u2019s still very, very early,\u201d Lessor said. \u201cThere\u2019s a wide range of possibilities,\u201d he said, offering that the storm could make landfall near New Jersey and then come up. \u201cIt\u2019s very early in the game of hurricane predictions,\u201d he added. At this point, Lessor said there\u2019s no need to run out and stock up on groceries and water, but that could change later in the week. \u201cThere\u2019s too many variables we\u2019re waiting on right now,\u201d he added. The storm\u2019s maximum sustained winds have increased to 70 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening. Swells from Henri will begin to reach most of the East Coast by the end of the week and continue through the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. \u201cThese swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents,\u201d the National Hurricane Center said.