Rough seas to mark cyclone Hermine’s descent

Rough seas to mark cyclone Hermine’s descent

Rough seas to mark cyclone Hermine’s descent

The seas will turn rough, with beach erosion and coastal flooding resulting from cyclone Hermine’s descent from the mid-Atlantic to southern New England going into Wednesday.

Hermine is expected to travel to the North West before going into the water and losing momentum in the midweek, AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Although the foul weather will remain on land, it will affect conditions out at sea with heavy surf and dangerous tides in the forecast.

Large waves and forceful rip currents will pose a danger to residents of coastal areas. Waves at shore will grow to eight to 14 feet, while those rolling at sea will average 20-25 feet.

Strong winds will whip offshore areas and minor flooding is expected to occur as far south as North Eastern North Carolina while moderate flooding will inundate parts of South Eastern New England.  

"While the flood threat isn't as great for the New Jersey coast as it once appeared, it is possible that the back sides of the barrier islands will have worse flooding than the ocean-facing sides," AccuWeather senior meteorologist John Feerick noted. "Water will pile into the back bays from the inlets and will not be able to escape, then you will have more water piling in during the next high tide."