MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor Tropical Storm Hermine. Hermine will steadily move northeastward over the next 24-48 hours. Current indications show the worst impacts from the storm remaining east of our area which should keep most of the heaviest rain and strongest winds just off shore.

However, there still remains some uncertainty with the track and strength of Hermine as it tracks off the Mid-Atlantic Coast this weekend. A slight westward shift would bring the bigger impacts back onshore. Right now, rainfall amounts for Morris County should generally stay under 0.50”, however a track closer to the coast could allow heavy rainfall amounts over 1.00” to become more likely. Sustained winds of 12-22 mph are possible with gusts of 30-40 mph.

A track closer to the coast could allow gusts to approach 50 mph but this is unlikely at this time. The period of the highest impact from rain and wind will be Sunday through Monday morning.