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A dry start to the holiday weekend. All eyes on Hermine

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All eyes remain on Tropical Storm Hermine as she makes her way off the Carolina coast and out into the Atlantic. Right now it looks like impacts here in the Pioneer Valley will be minimal with breezy conditions and a few showers early next week.

Clouds continue to build this afternoon ahead of Hermine, which will be making its way off the NC coast. Sunday we look to be dry and breezy with a mostly cloudy skies as Hermine lingers south of Long Island. Highs will top out in the middle 70s today and tomorrow with overnight lows tonight in the lower 50s. 

Impacts from Hermine will be felt most at the beaches of CT, RI and the Cape from Sunday to Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. A 1-2' storm surge is possible in CT along with minor coastal flooding and beach erosion. Wave heights will climb and East-Northeast winds will increase, gusting to 40-50 knots (46-57mph) at the coast, but only to 20-25 kts. (20-30mph) in western Mass. 

Showers hold off until Monday, though the rain amounts for us look minimal. Rain chances will increase farther south into CT. By Tuesday, we will still have clouds from Hermine, but rain looks to end. We stay humid and turn warmer with highs climbing into the mid and upper 80s to end the week.

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