Last updated: 09:50 PM ET, Sun September 04 2016

Hermine Could Bring Showers to Northeast, Other Storms Weaken

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | September 04, 2016

Hermine Could Bring Showers to Northeast, Other Storms Weaken

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Hurricane season has had much of the United States on high alert over the past few days, putting a damper on Labor Day weekend plans, and frustrating travelers and local business owners.

While Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc on the South, killing two people, flooding areas and knocking out power along its path, the storm has so far gone easy on the Northeast, Reuters reported on Sunday. 

Officials who were aware of the pillage caused by the 2012 Superstorm Sandy warned the public to stay out of the water this Labor Day weekend, Reuters said.

The news kept tourists from going to the beach and upset people like Andrew Thulin, assistant general manager of Daddy O Hotel Restaurant in Long Beach Township, New Jersey, who lost business because of it, Reuters reported.

READ MORE: Hawaii Awaits the Potential Arrival of Hurricane Lester 

"It was a little overhyped by the media," Thulin said. "It killed the weekend for everybody down here. I talk to all my other colleagues in our business and everybody was like, 'Are we going to send the Weather Channel a bill?'"

Late Sunday afternoon, Reuters reported that Hermine was off the U.S. Middle Atlantic Coast but could regain hurricane strength.

The National Hurricane Center said the heaviest rains are expected to stay offshore but could cause 1 to 2 inches of rain through Monday from Long Island to eastern Massachusetts, Reuters reported.

Airlines reported only a few commercial flight cancellations due to the storm, according to Reuters.

READ MORE: Hurricane Hermine Raining on East Coast’s Labor Day Festivities 

But Hermine is not the only storm causing concern. Lester and Madeline also threatened Hawaii over the weekend.

Lester was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Sunday and was expected to slowly turn toward the north-northwest through Monday night, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said, according to UPI

"All intensity guidance shows slow, but steady weakening of Lester through day 5 [from Sunday] as this system passes over cooler water and the current southwesterly shear increases," the center said, according to UPI.

Madeline also waned from a hurricane to a strong tropical storm while traveling on Wednesday within 85 miles of South Point on the Big Island, UPI reported.

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