First Warning Forecast: Mostly dry, but breezy Labor Day on tap

Posted at 2:10 AM, Sep 05, 2016

The First Warning Storm Team is tracking gusty winds, rough surf, and dangerous rip currents for your Labor Day.

Post Tropical Cyclone Hermine continues to move toward the north at 3 mph. We have a slight chance to see a shower today, as moisture continues to wrap around Hermine. The best chance will be the Eastern Shore, otherwise looks like a dry day with some sunshine. Conditions will continue to be breezy. Gusts near 30 mph, especially near the coast are likely. If you are heading out on a boat or to the beach, be sure to keep in mind any advisories…

  • High Surf Advisory remains in effect until noon today.
  • Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect until noon Tuesday.
  • High risk of rip currents…watch out for Red Flags.
  • Small Craft Advisory in effect until 6:00 pm Tuesday.

A chance for tidal flooding continues through high tide Monday afternoon. High tide at Sewell’s Point is 12:00 pm.

Looks like we’ll be heading into another dry period of weather. High pressure will build in through the weekend, and we could even see temperatures warm to the lower 90s by mid-week.

Labor Day: Clouds and sun. A slight chance for a shower as moisture wraps back around Hermine (20%). Best chance on the Eastern Shore, otherwise dry. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Winds: NW 10-20 mph Gusts near 30.

Monday night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s to near 70. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Plenty of sunshine for kids heading back to school. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

2:00 am Tropical Update

Hermine is moving to the north at 3 mph and is expected to meander off the Mid-Atlantic Coast during the next day or two. Max sustained winds are 70 mph with higher gusts. A turn to the northwest is expected this afternoon and tonight, then will turn northeastward on Tuesday. On this current track, the center of Hermine will slowly move offshore the Mid-Atlantic coast over the next few days.  Hermine will remain near-hurricane strength today with some weakening Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward 230 miles from the center of this system.

We are also watching a broad area of low pressure associated with a vigorous tropical wave moving across the central and northern Lesser Antilles. Satellite-derived wind data does indicate tropical-storm-force winds with this system, but significant development of this system appears unlikely.

*Formation chance through 48 hour…low…20 percent

* Formation chance through  5 days…low…30 percent

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