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Tropical storm warning still in effect as Hermine moves more northwest

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Post-Tropical Storm Hermine will have an impact on the weather in Connecticut as we kick off the first full week of September.

Hermine had more of a northwest track, as of Monday afternoon, having an impact along the Connecticut coastline with wind, large swells, and the potential for minor flooding. 

A Tropical Storm Warning is still in effect for Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London counties.

The winds from Post Tropical Storm Hermine are expected to get stronger as the day goes on, Meteorologist Mike Cameron said on Monday.

“The wind is going to pick up as the day goes on, especially as the storm grows closer,” Cameron said.

A low-end tropical storm force wind is possible along the shoreline Monday and Tuesday morning. The wind speeds could get as high as 30 mph to 50 mph.

On Monday evening, Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said part of New London saw a 54 mph gust of wind, and the surrounding areas were seeing some gusty winds as well.

Due to "a more northerly wind," coastal flooding is expected to be less intense. 

The storm will move closer Monday night, and the wind is expected to stay up, "the surf will stir and the chance for showers will increase, especially in eastern Connecticut," Cameron said.

Besides the strong winds, the storm is expected to cause some beach erosion and high seas. 

The National Weather Service said a 1 to 2 foot storm surge on Monday may result in minor beach erosion, but "no significant impacts are expected."

However, storm damage is not expected. 

On Tuesday, wind, high surf and showers will linger on Tuesday.

"By afternoon, the models are showing that the storm will be weakening as it sits almost due south of the state," Cameron said.

Tuesday is expected to be the wettest day in the state, "with a predominance of clouds, highs will be in the 70s, after lows in the 60s," Cameron said.

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See more photos of the damage Hermine has caused here.

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