Tropical Storm heading north means threat of wet Labor Day weekend

- It looks like a wet and windy end to the summer tourism season. Tropical Storm Hermine's track changed overnight, and now heavy rain and gusty winds are possible over the long Labor Day weekend.

First, heavy rain has been moving east overnight Thursday.

FOX 29’s Sue Serio forecasts a break in the middle of the day with more storms expected in the afternoon.

Friday should be fine.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH Sue Serio’s Thursday forecast, plus details on the wind and rain expected over the long Labor Day weekend.

Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Hermine’s forecast track moved north, which means it’ll probably interfere with our unofficial end of summer.

A tropical storm warning was issued early Thursday for a section of the U.S. East Coast as Hermine approached Florida from the Gulf of Mexico.

The warning covers an area that extends from Marineland, Florida, northward to the South Santee River in South Carolina. A hurricane warning was already in effect for a section of Florida's Gulf coast from the Suwanne River to Mexico Beach.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hermine was expected to become a hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Florida's coast Thursday night or early Friday. As of 5am Thursday, Hermine was centered about 275 miles west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and is moving north-northeast near 12 mph.

However, the track of the storm remains uncertain.

The impact in our area is expected with rain and wind, Saturday night into Sunday.

Swimmers on the Jersey Shore face a moderate or greater risk for dangerous rip currents, Saturday through Labor Day.

The storm could create wave heights of 6 feet or higher Saturday into Sunday and there could be coastal flooding during high tide over the weekend.

The weather will be cooler.

This will also affect Made in America festivities, but the storm track and therefore the holiday weekend forecast are changeable.

DEVELOPING NEWS: Stay with the FOX 29 Weather Authority and Fox29.com for updates.

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