Tropical cyclone Hermine slowed its movement in the Atlantic on Sunday night and was preparing to park for a while off the Northeast coast, promising hammer-like waves, floods and beach erosion through Labor Day and beyond, NBC News reported.
Hermine has been moving east since it battered Florida and the Carolinas on its way up the coast beginning Friday. But updated National Weather Service projections indicated that its eastward motion is ending and that it's likely to slowly veer northwestward through Tuesday — that is, back toward the Northeast coast.
"I certainly would not suggest going in the water the next couple of days," said Ari Sarsalari, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. "The storm surge is not as bad as expected, but the rip currents are going to be really bad."