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Tropical Storm Hermine could impact the holiday weekend

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

After Wednesday's warm and muggy weather ushers in a chance for a rumble of thunder, all eyes turn to what has now become Tropical Storm Hermine.

Meteorologist Mark Dixon said the storm could impact the Labor Day weekend Sunday into Monday.

Before that happens, however, the state will see some scattered shower activity on Wednesday.

Scattered showers will persist through the overnight hours.

The rain is the result of a cold front that's working through the state. Track it with Early Warning Pinpoint Doppler here.

"It won't clear Connecticut and move offshore until [Thursday], so until that happens, we will continue the chance for showers, possibly even a rumble of thunder when the front pushes through the state," Dixon said. "Behind the front, cooler/less humid air will arrive for Friday."

Showers could linger into Thursday. However, clearing should take place during the afternoon as the front moves offshore.

"High temperatures tomorrow will be near 80 (near normal for the first day of September)," Dixon said.

The air will also become less humid thanks to a northwesterly breeze.

The week will close out with highs in the 70s and mostly sunny skies on Friday.

The Labor Day weekend is a big question mark, according to Dixon.

"The holiday weekend --- what was once going to be a gorgeous 3 day stretch is not as certain or as gorgeous anymore, compliments of what is now Tropical Storm Hermine (pronounced her-MEEN), spinning in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico," Dixon said.

Saturday looks good; however, what became Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday could affect the state's weather Sunday into Monday.

"It is currently stationary, but is forecast to move toward and eventually cross the northern half of that state over the next day or so," Dixon said. "After it reemerges off the Mid-Atlantic coast, it will head up in our general direction."

Should the storm head in Connecticut's direction, there could be rain in the forecast.

"The latest cone from the [National Hurricane Center] projected path now includes all of Connecticut," Dixon said. "This is a situation the will be monitored closely as there is a lot that change between now and next 5 days."

Dixon advised viewers to stay tuned.

As it is hurricane season, these 15 cities are in the most danger according to 24/7 Wall St.

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