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Tropical Storm Warning Canceled For Fairfield County As Hermine Spins Away

With the threat of a tropical storm gone, Labor Day will be a great day to enjoy the sun and maybe some ice cream on the unofficial last day of summer.
With the threat of a tropical storm gone, Labor Day will be a great day to enjoy the sun and maybe some ice cream on the unofficial last day of summer. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Hermine spins out to sea late Sunday, the National Weather Service has canceled the Tropical Storm Warning for coastal Fairfield County.

The warning is also canceled for Westchester County, N.Y., as well as New York City as Hermine travels a more easterly path across the Atlantic.

But the Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the rest of Coastal Connecticut, including New Haven, Middlesex and New London Counties.

After warnings of possible storm surges, flooding, strong wind and heavy rain, the forecast has been adjusted for Monday for Fairfield County.

On Monday, Labor Day, there is a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Otherwise, the day will be partly sunny, with a high near 76. It will be breezy, with a north wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

Monday night brings a 30 percent chance of rain under mostly cloudy skies and a low around 64. Winds will remains at 18 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

As the work day continues Tuesday, there is a 20 percent chance of rain but mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Hermine is tracking slowly northward, with its closest track about 165 miles southeast of Montauk Point. The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Long Island, N.Y.

The potential impact of Hermine on western Connecticut dissipated Sunday in the hours after Gov. Dannel Malloy closed all the state park campgrounds and warned residents to be prepared. Those warning still hold true for the eastern shoreline of Connecticut — from about New Haven to the Rhode Island border.

"We are closely monitoring the tropical storm," Malloy said. "The latest forecast suggests the storm will have minimal impact on the state of Connecticut but the biggest concerns are minor to moderate coastal flooding during the high tide cycle, and dangerous rip currents as well as wind conditions. ...

"We must keep our guard up, weather conditions can change quickly."

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