NEW YORK — Tropical Storm Hermine's track has shifted east but officials say there is still concern about the storm's impact.
Hermine was steadily moving away from the East Coast through Sunday afternoon but is now slowing down and just may very well make that anticipated left hand turn back towards the coastline.
Maximum winds are still just shy of hurricane force at about 70 mph.
Hermine could still strengthen slightly over the next 24-48 hours while drifts back west.
Though a hit into the New Jersey shore is not expected her effects will be felt along the coast with moderate tidal flooding at times of high tide Sunday night through Monday night.
Rough and high surf pounding the shore will result in extensive beach erosion.
Storm surge is forecast to reach 2-4 feet where offshore, waves could exceed 25 feet.
The shoreline and beaches could experience winds of 30-40 mph.
Loose objects outside should be properly secured in advance of the storm and power outages are still a possibility.
The track is still not certain so keep in mind a more westerly track could put much more punch into the wind and waves. Rain is not a major problem though tropical showers could pass through from time to time and a few could be heavy.
Conditions are expected to deteriorate along the coast as clouds increase and winds pick up late Sunday night.
High tides are a couple hours either side of midnight and then between noon and 2 p.m. Monday.
Monday has the highest chance for precipitation and gusty winds.
That's when Hermine will be at her closest, about 100 miles southeast of eastern Long Island.
Conditions could slowly improve on Tuesday as Hermine meanders eastward.
Tropical storm conditions may linger out east and expect surf to still be high with coastal flooding possible.