CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Aside from a noticeable breeze, some extra clouds and the chance for a few showers, Western Massachusetts will remain relatively untouched by the power of Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine. Hermine has lost its tropical characteristics, so it can no longer be called a ‘tropical storm’ or ‘hurricane’ anymore, but it is still a strong storm well southeast of New England with winds up to 70mph as of 11AM Monday. Even though it was down-graded does not mean this storm is any less dangerous.
Coastal areas of Connecticut, Rhode Island, the Cape and the Islands can expect big waves, winds gusting 30-50 mph and some coastal erosion as the storm continues to churn offshore. A Tropical Storm Warning continues for southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, and the Connecticut and Rhode Island coastlines.The problem with Hermine is that she’s not going anywhere quickly. Hermine will continue to wobble and spin south of New England through at least Wednesday so the waves and wind will continue for areas along the shore. Hermine is forecasted to move northeast through the Atlantic Ocean.
For Western Massachusetts we’ll notice some extra clouds and the chance for a few showers on and off from Monday night through Wednesday, but no significant rain is expected and winds will remain manageable.