MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Strengthening Hermine is expected to remain a powerful cyclone for the next few days as it moves off the mid-Atlantic coast.
A dangerous storm surge is expected along the coast, from Virginia to New Jersey.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, the storm was about 175 miles east-southeast of Norfolk, Virginia and about 175 miles southeast of Ocean City, Maryland.
Maximum sustained winds are at 70 mph, moving east-northeast at 12 mph.
The Tropical Storm Warning has been extended northward and eastward from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, to west of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, including Long Island, Long Island Sound, and New York City.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, including Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Ocracoke Inlet to west of Watch Hill
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point southward
* Delaware Bay
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Watch Hill to Sagamore Beach
* Block Island
* Martha’s Vineyard
Tropical storm conditions will continue to spread northward within the warning area along the Atlantic coast through Sunday.
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