Hermine remains a deep cyclone off the US East Coast and an Air Force reconnaissance aircraft measured peak surface winds near 60 kt. The circulation is over warm water so Hermine could regain some tropical characteristics during the next 2-3 days.
Currently the center continues to move towards the northeast away from the Middle Atlantic coast, however, a turn towards the north or NNW is expected during the next 36-48 hours before returning to a NE or ENE track. Forecasts suggest Hermine will reach hurricane strength by late Monday but will weaken again by the 7th. Currently significant wave heights are up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) to the northwest of the center.
The risk for encountering gale force winds are currently estimated to be:
Philadelphia – 25%
Atlantic City – 35%
New York City – 36%
Montauk Point – 62%
Boston – 48%