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Very minimal impacts from Hermine; summer returns towards end of the week

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All eyes remain on Post Tropical Storm Hermine as it continues to spin to our south. Impacts here in the Pioneer Valley have been minimal with breezy conditions throughout the day. We could possibly see a few showers tomorrow and Wednesday before summer time heat makes a return late week.

Labor Day has featured mostly sunny skies through the afternoon. The best chance for any showers will be in the evening and overnight into Tuesday. 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. Lows will fall back into the lower 60s with a few clouds overheard.

Highs tomorrow will top out in the upper 70s to near 80. It will be a breezy day with northeasterly winds between 10-15 mph. There is the chance for a shower, but once again, most of us remain dry.

Impacts from Hermine will be felt most at the beaches of CT, RI and the Cape from Sunday to Tuesday or Wednesday. A 1-2' storm surge is possible in CT along with moderate coastal flooding and beach erosion in the Cape. 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. 

The reason we'll be talking about Hermine for the next few days is there really is no weather system to push off the coast. The jet stream pattern is to our north, and the piece of atmospheric energy that capture Hermine is cut-off from the main pattern.

High pressure builds in behind Hermine, cranking our temperatures back to the upper 80s to near 90 by Friday. Not only does it look like the summer time heat will return late this week but the humidity returns as well.

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