Will Tropical Storm Hermine Ruin Your Labor Day Weekend Plans?
Breaking down who is under a tropical storm warning or watch:
Hermine has weakened to a tropical storm Friday as it moved farther inland after making landfall as a hurricane in Florida, but the question is, “What should we expect this Labor Day weekend?” Tropical storm force winds and heavy rain is the answer to that for major cities along the east coast such as Charleston, SC, Washington, D.C. and New York City , just to name a few. While it looks like a nuisance event for some, the beaches are a major concern especially with the holiday weekend ahead.
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“I don’t want anyone to take this one lightly…There are some elements of this storm that are very, very troubling.” said New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Tropical storm warnings are currently in place from Baxley, GA to Sallsbury, MD. This means tropical storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within these areas in the next 36 hours. Storm surge, flooding rain, and tornadoes are all a threat in these areas as well.
Tropical storm watches are in place for parts of the northeast which means that tropical storm like conditions are possible within the next 48 hours.
Hermine has prompted beach closures up and down the East Coast which couldn’t have come at a worse time for the millions of Americans trying to squeeze the last bit of summer fun they can over Labor Day weekend. The number one concern will be rip tides and coastal flooding for many that are in these tropical storm watches and warnings.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Erika Lopez