The National Weather Service office in Wakefield has issue the following.

A cold front will move through the region this afternoon/evening, bringing the threat for showers/thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall can be expected with the stronger thunderstorms, but no severe weather is anticipated. The front is expected to move just south of the Albemarle Sound Friday morning.
The 5 am official NHC track for TS Hermine has shifted east about 100 miles from yesterday’s 5 pm track, based upon the computer model guidance, which also shifted east from yesterday. However, there are additional complicating factors beyond Saturday, which could cause coastal impacts, especially near the DELMARVA coast, to linger into early next week. Currently, the most significant impacts in terms of wind, rain and storm surge are expected to be felt in NE NC, SE VA and the VA/Lower MD Eastern Shore. This storm looks to have minimal impact west of I-95 in VA, but that could change if the track shifts westward.

Rainfall associated with Hermine will develop Friday afternoon/evening over NE NC, then spread northeastward into southern/southeastern VA Friday night/Saturday morning. Rain should overspread much of our area, especially along/east of I-95, during the day Saturday. Heaviest rains, possibly in excess of 5 inches, are most likely across NE NC, eastern VA (near the Bay/Ocean), and possibly the Lower MD Eastern Shore. East to northeast Winds will also increase Friday night through Saturday, with tropical storm force winds expected near the Bay/Ocean/Sounds. This will cause water levels to rise, with coastal flooding/storm surge issues to be greatest Saturday/Saturday night, before winds begin to subside/turn offshore on Sunday.
There remains a fair amount of uncertainty relative to the track/intensity of Hermine. Changes in the track/intensity will alter potential impacts.
A more detailed briefing will be sent this afternoon. The latest information on Hermine can be found on our Hermine Briefing Page: .


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