coastal flood watch

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.

But forecasters are warning 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.

There is a coastal flood advisory in effect through 8 p.m. along the Delmarva shores.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect Tuesday from Long Island to Massachusetts.

Delaware is bracing for some strong win, rain and snow as a messy nor’easter heads this way.

Delaware police say they expect that there will be hazardous road conditions and are advising motorists to drive carefully.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that forecasts for the northern part of the state call for 2 to 5 inches of snow by Saturday with an inch in the middle of Delaware.

Sussex County is only expected to see some rain.

Kent and Sussex counties are also under a coastal flood watch.