Tropical storm warning in effect for coastal Connecticut due to Hermine
The warning is in effect for all of Long Island, New York City, Southern Westchester County, Hudson, Eastern Essex, and Union Counties in New Jersey in addition to Connecticut.
According to the National Weather Service, Hermine continues to move into the Atlantic off the mid-Atlantic coast. The storm will then turn north and regain strength on Sunday and stall off the coast Sunday night into Monday. It is then predicted to resume a slow northeast track southeast of Long Island Tuesday into Wednesday.
A significant storm surge with moderate to major coastal flooding is possible around the times of high tide from Sunday onward. Hazardous seas, dangerously rough surf and a life-threatening rip current risk can be expected through the weekend and into early next week.
Rainfall of at least one to two inches with locally higher amounts is possible.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio said Friday that New York City beaches would be closed at least Sunday and possibly Monday and Tuesday due to the storm effects. Darien's Parks & Rec Department is in discussions about whether to close Weed and Pear Tree Point Beach as well.
The complete forecast:
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 13 to 15 mph.