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Partly cloudy skies tonight. Continuing to watch Hermine

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

All eyes remain focused on Post Tropical Storm Hermine as she makes her way 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.

Under partly cloudy skies lows tonight will drop back into the lower 50s. Tomorrow will feature more clouds then sun but if you have outdoor plans the day will remain dry with highs in the lower to middle 70s. The breeze will pick up later tomorrow afternoon with northerly winds between 7-15 mph. 

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. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the CT shore while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the RI coast as well as Cape Cod and the Islands. 

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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