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Tropical Storm Watch Issued As Hermine Heads For Connecticut

Heavy rains and wind from Hermine could cause some coastal flooding.
Heavy rains and wind from Hermine could cause some coastal flooding. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for coastal Connecticut as what remains of Hurricane Hermine moves toward the Northeast.

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Hermine is expected to weaken from hurricane strength as it moves up the East Coast, but meteorologists are still expecting heavy rains, strong winds and potential coastal flooding on Labor Day and into Tuesday.

The potential impacts of the storm will vary greatly depending on the final track of Hermine. On Friday, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection said via Twitter: "Based on Hermine's current projected path, the biggest impact on CT would be minor/moderate coastal flooding."

But for Friday, it will remain sunny with high temperatures around 80 degrees.

Saturday will be more of the same with some clouds rolling in and a high of around 77.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a high in the 70s as the region begins to feel the impact of the storm. Scattered showers could threaten the area throughout the day. The chance of rain is 30 percent.

Tropical storm conditions could move into the area Monday with a high near 75 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Moderate to major coastal flooding is possible with heavy rain and strong winds with the tropical storm.

Gary Lessor, a meteorologist at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, told the Daily Voice that the storm will weaken as it moves north .

“It’s not going to take too long for it to dissipate back into tropical storm status," said Lessor, who is assistant to the director of Meteorological Studies at WestConn. “We are looking for the bulk of everything to stay to our south.”

Hermine will move out of the area on Tuesday, leaving sunny skies with a high near 81.

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