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Mostly dry Labor Day; minimal impacts from Hermine for Western Mass

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All eyes remain 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 on Labor Day but at this point it does not look like a wash out.

Today featured lots of sunshine, a few clouds, and a light breeze. Temperatures topped off in the upper 70s and low 80s. A few clouds will build in overnight, allowing our temperatures to fall to the mid to low 50s.

Labor Day will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies, though the sun may pop out from time to time. Most of the day will be dry for all your Labor Day activities. The best chance for showers will be in the late afternoon and evening. We aren't talking about impressive totals either. Maybe up to a quarter of an inch, though most places will see much less than that. Highs tomorrow will top out in the lower 70s. It will be a breezy day with northeasterly winds between 10-20 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 2-4' storm surge is possible in CT along with moderate coastal flooding and beach erosion in the Cape. Wave heights will climb and East-Northeast winds will increase, gusting to 45-55 mph at the coast, but only to 15-25 mph in western Mass. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the CT shore, RI coast as well as Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Rain chances will increase farther south into CT or east towards Boston and the Cape. By Tuesday, we will still have clouds from Hermine, but the rain ends.

High pressure builds in behind Hermine, cranking our temperatures back to the upper 80s, near 90 by Friday.

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