Tracking Hermine: Storm Makes Westerly Turn, But Stays Far Enough Away - NBC 10 Philadelphia
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Tracking Hermine: Storm Makes Westerly Turn, But Stays Far Enough Away

Hermine made its forecast westerly turn on Monday, but the storm is far enough off the coast of our region to cause major trouble.

First Alert: Hermine Changes Course Slightly

Hermine is speeding up a bit and turning west as expected before, but her turn is late enough that she still won't affect our area much, other than minor flood concerns at the shore. Rain is still hanging offshore. NBC10 First Alert meteorologist Krystal Klei has more details on Hermine's track. (Published Monday, Sept. 5, 2016)

What to Know

  • Hermine continues to push slightly to the east, allowing for a further downward trend in the tidal departures.

  • As of Monday morning, Hermine was about 350 miles offshore, creating rough surf and rip currents at New Jersey and Delaware beaches.

  • The storm is forecast to stay offshore but may move westward Monday and early Tuesday while still remaining offshore.

Hermine on Monday made the westerly turn forecast in earlier models -- but the turn came late enough that our region will continue to feel only minor effects.

The main concerns related to Hermine for the Jersey Shore and Delaware beaches continue to be minor threats of coastal flooding at high tide, winds along the shore and a high threat of rip currents in the ocean, NBC10 meteorologist Krystal Klei said. The most serious issue, the rip currents caused by the storm churning out at sea, has led to a number of beaches being closed for swimming during the Labor Day holiday.

Klei said Hermine's latest track, updated by the National Hurricane Center at 11 a.m. Monday, shows the storm poses a bigger threat now for parts of Long Island, Cape Cod, Boston and Providence. Hermine's peak winds still reached about 70 mph -- near hurricane-force -- on Monday as the storm moved northwest at 6 mph.  

NBC10's First Alert Weather Team is tracking the possibility of light rain along the shore, but otherwise, the majority of Hermine's impact will likely be felt in the form of clouds and wind.

Further inland, weather will stay pleasant, with temperatures reaching into the 80s Monday.

What to Expect From HermineWhat to Expect From Hermine

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued over land while a Coastal Flood Warning is in effect due to the threat of minor and moderate coastal flooding.

"This will continue through midweek until the storm moves farther away," meteorologist Sheena Parveen said.

Remnants of Hermine in DelawareRemnants of Hermine in Delaware

The biggest concerns out of Delaware tonight are flooding as Hermine moves North. NBC10's Brandon Hudson has more from Dewey Beach.
(Published Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016)