GREENSBORO, NC-- Hermine is out of North Carolina's hair, and the storm left a mark. Winds gusted over 80 mph in parts of the Outer Banks Saturday afternoon. The storm will move slowly up the coast, sitting offshore in the Northeast US over the next few days.
Hermine slowed down during the day Saturday, keeping high winds over most of the northern Outer Banks throughout the day. Wind gusts well over 50 mph were common, with some select areas seing gusts of 70 and 80 mph. The highest wind gust (83 mph) was reported at the pier in Duck, NC.
A possible tornado struck near Hatteras early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has not confirmed the tornado yet. Four people were injured.
From here, Hermine will continue to slow down as it gets blocked by high pressure in the Northeast U.S. This will be a problem for much of the East Coast from Virginia up through New Jersey, as the storm continues to send water and high winds ashore.
Peak winds of the system will continue to be around 70 mph over the next few days as Hermine slows down to a near halt. The storm will spin off the coast of New Jersey through Wednesday. Coastal flooding, storm surge, and erosion is a concern in those areas.
Here in the Triad, our weather will continue to be rather tranquil. No rain is expected and we'll see a good amount of sunshine over the next week.
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