Story: NWS Alert
BURLCO, NJ -
A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for many counties in New Jersey tonight. Areas affected are Inland Sussex, Delaware Beaches, Western Monmouth, Eastern Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, and Southeastern Burlington.
According to the 6:07pm Weather Statement from the National Weather Service, Hermine is about 960 miles southwest of Atlantic City. The Storm Intensity is 75mph, and is moving North-Northeast at 14mph.
Hermine is now a Category One Hurricane located over the Northeast Gulf of Mexico and moving North-Northeast. It is expected to make landfall late tonight in Northwest Florida and then accelerate Northeastward as a tropical storm. Hermine is then forecast to continue northeast off the mid-Atlantic coast, but will likely slow down or possibly even stall off the coast later on Sunday into Monday.
Sustained tropical storm force winds are possible over immediate coastal areas including coastal waters and the lower bay. Hazardous seas and dangerously rough surf can be expected Saturday through Sunday and possibly into Monday. A moderate to high rip current risk will continue for all beaches Saturday through at least Sunday.
Two or more inches of rain are possible, especially east of the I-95 corridor, which may cause flooding.
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