Hermine Continues to Linger Offshore

All tropical storm warnings for the region were dropped late Tuesday morning

Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea. 

A tropical storm warning was dropped late Tuesday morning from New York's Long Island to Massachusetts after beaches across the Massachusetts coast and Cape Cod were hammered by the strong winds and heavy rain Monday. 

Ferry service Steamship Authority says all ferry service for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket will operate on a case-by-case basis Tuesday.

On Boston's North Shore, there are still white caps Tuesday.

Boston Harbor Island ferries are cancelled again because of the high rip current risk.

The National Hurricane Center said Hermine was expected to become nearly stationary by Tuesday night before turning toward the northeast Wednesday. 

As of 2 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Hermine's top sustained winds were steady at 65 mph (104 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 9 mph (14 kph). The storm was centered about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south-southeast of the eastern tip of Long Island. 

Hermine rose over the Gulf of Mexico and hit Florida on Friday as a Category 1 hurricane before weakening to a tropical storm across Georgia. It has caused at least three deaths, inflicted widespread property damage and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people from Florida to Virginia.

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