Tropical Storm Watches have been replaced by warnings for the Cape, Islands and southern Rhode Island. Hermine has slowed to a crawl and will begin moving north and eventually northwest this evening. Tropical storm force winds are also moving north. Wind gusts have already reach 35 mph this afternoon throughout the Cape and Islands. Those winds will ramp up overnight. Here is what we’re expecting for peak wind gusts:
Round 1 of the wind will move in during the overnight and is expect to stick around through Labor Day afternoon. We may see a lull in tropical storm force wind gusts Monday evening/night, but then as Hermine lifts out of our area, winds will gust again to 40 mph Tuesday.
Rainfall will be locally heavy — expecting 1-2” of rain for the Cape and Islands, dropping off to under an inch in Boston and almost nothing North of Massachusetts.
Tide, thankfully are running low — but we could still see some more flooding in some of the back bays Monday and Tuesday.
Hermine will move out of the area Tuesday night and sunshine will return by Wednesday.