Despite moving offshore, Hermine is expected to greatly impact the northeast coast.
Tropical Storm Warnings stretch from coastal North Carolina to the Connecticut coast. The Mid-Atlantic and New England states are in for a wet and extremely windy Labor Day weekend, with potentially damaging storm impacts. Rough surf, coastal flooding, beach erosion, strong winds, and power outages are expected.
At 11 am, the center of Hermine was located offshore in the Atlantic Ocean at latitude 36.1 North, longitude 75.2 West. Hermine is moving toward the east northeast near 15 mph.
On the forecast track, the center of Hermine will move over the Atlantic waters, with the potential to regain strength later this weekend.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Hermine could be near hurricane strength by late Sunday.
ON THE BEACHES… a moderate risk of rip currents this weekend… and surf (while slowly dropping)… will still be a little rough especially this morning. A small craft advisory is also in effect.