Hermine moves out, sunshine and warmer temps on tap for Sunday
Posted September 3, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Much of the rain leftover from Hermine left the Triangle Saturday night, indicating that the storm won't impact the second half of Labor Day weekend.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said rain associated with Hermine was pulling out of central and eastern North Carolina, pushing the storm toward the northeast.
By 11 a.m., once the center of the storm had moved offshore, the National Hurricane Center had designated Hermine as a "post-tropical storm."
"We are done with the rain tonight, except for maybe a couple of sprinkles. A few showers are possible along the Outer Banks but things are really improving," Wilmoth said. Things will get much better as we finish out the weekend."
Hermine is forecast to potentially regain hurricane strength late Sunday or Monday off the mid-Atlantic coast.
"If you're heading to the northern beaches of our state, rough surf, large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents remain possible into Sunday," Wilmoth said.
Back in the Triangle, highs will continue to rise on Sunday, breaking into the 80s, and Labor Day will be even warmer with highs approaching 90 degrees, clear skies and almost no chance for precipitation.
"Sunday and Monday look really great," Wilmoth said, indicating further that many Labor Day festivities in and outside of the Triangle could continue as planned.
Now that Hermine is offshore, even beach-goers should be able to get some time in the sun later in the weekend, but all vacationers traveling for the holiday are asked to watch the roads closely and turn around if high water is spotted.
People sticking around the Triangle will be able to enjoy the weather at some late weekend events on Sunday, like a seafood festival in Raleigh and a food truck rodeo in Durham.