As of the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Hermine had sustained winds at 45 mph with higher gusts. The storm is moving very slowly to the north-northeast at 7 mph. This motion will likely continue with an increase in forward motion through Thursday. On the forecast track, the center will be near the coast in the warning area Thursday night.
Additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or two. In fact, Hermine could be near hurricane strength by the time landfall occurs.
Once the storm makes landfall, it is expected to move up the southeast coast and possibly bring rain and wind to parts of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina for the start of the Labor Day weekend.