Tropical Storm Hermine: What to expect

Posted at 7:56 AM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 13:08:47-04

Tropical Storm Hermine is moving in… Hermine made landfall near Saint Marks, Florida early Friday morning with winds near 80 mph.

Tropical Storm Hermine will move through eastern North Carolina this morning, push into the Atlantic this afternoon, then linger off of the Mid-Atlantic coast Sunday and early next week.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for all of Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.

Here is a breakdown of what you can expect...


  • 2" to 5" for SE VA
  • 4" to 7" for NE NC
  • Locally higher totals possible
  • General trend... more rain to the SE, less rain to the NW
  • Flash Flood Watch through Saturday evening. Heavy downpours will create a risk for flash flooding.

Rain Timing

Widespread rain Saturday morning.

Rain becomes more scattered Saturday afternoon.

Scattered showers linger for Sunday.

Isolated showers possible Monday.

Saturday Winds

Virginia Beach: NE/N 35-45 G50+

Nags Head: E/N 35-45 G50+

Hatteras: S/W/NW 35-45 G50+

Elizabeth City: NE/N 30-40 G50

Eastern Shore: NE/N 35-45 G50+

Williamsburg: NE/N 25-35 G45

 Sunday Winds

Virginia Beach: NW 30-40 G45+

Nags Head: NW 20-30 G40

Hatteras: NW 20-30 G40

Elizabeth City: NW 10-20 G25

Eastern Shore: NW 30-40 G50

Williamsburg: NW 10-20 G25

Monday Winds

Virginia Beach: NW 10-20 G30

Nags Head: NW 15-25 G35

Hatteras: NW 15-25 G35

Elizabeth City: NW 10-15 G20

Eastern Shore: NW 30-40 G50

Williamsburg: NW 10-15 G20

Tidal Flooding

TS Hermine will cause significant tidal flooding issues this weekend.

Here is a list of approximate high tide times and impact at Sewells Point:

Saturday 11:00 AM - Major (6.6')

Saturday 11:30 PM - Moderate (6.0')

Sunday 11:45 AM - Minor (5.4')

Monday Midnight - Minor (5.2')

Monday 12:30 PM – Minor (5.2’)


TS Hermine will create very rough surf and a high risk for rip currents for the next several days.

Saturday Waves

VA Beach Atlantic: 12'-16'

Eastern Shore Atlantic: 12'-14'

Northern OBX Atlantic: 14'-17'

Southern OBX Atlantic: 16'-19'

Northern Chesapeake Bay: 6'-7’

Southern Chesapeake Bay: 6'-8'

Albemarle Sound: 4'-5'

Pamlico Sound: 5'-6'