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Labor Day forecast: Hermine to batter mid-Atlantic; Stormy conditions to unfold in central US

Dry weather will span most of the nation on Labor Day, but plans may be ruined across parts of the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and central U.S.

Use ​AccuWeather MinuteCast® to keep up to date on the weather conditions across your area.

Hermine to ruin Labor Day beach plans from Virginia to Massachusetts

Hermine is forecast to produce strong winds and rough seas off the mid-Atlantic coast on Labor Day.

Those hoping to head to the coastal beaches may need to find alternative plans due to the dangerous conditions. This includes all coastal beaches from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

While Hermine is expected to lose tropical characteristics over the weekend, wind gusts along the mid-Atlantic and southern New England coasts could still reach 40 to 60 mph on Monday.

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Days of strong winds will push Atlantic Ocean water toward the coast and lead to significant beach erosion and coastal flooding.

"There is a concern for serious flooding along parts of the mid-Atlantic coast," AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll said.

"Persistent northeasterly winds will push water up against the entire northern coast of Long Island, the central New Jersey coast and the eastern Delmarva Peninsula," he said.

Anyone hoping to brave the elements should obey all rules by the local beach officials. Not doing so could put your life at risk as well as your would-be rescuers.

Conditions are expected to improve greatly farther inland with minimal effects from Hermine west of the Interstate 95 corridor.

How close this storm spins off the coast will determine the extent of rain and strong winds.

Outside of the threat area surrounding Hermine, sunshine and warmer air will dominate much of the Eastern states. Weather will be ideal for any outdoor plans.

Showers and thunderstorms to threaten outdoor plans across Central states, northern Rockies

The return of warmer and humid air will spark the chance for showers and thunderstorms to ignite across parts of the central United States on Labor Day.

The best chance for a shower or thunderstorm to impact outdoor activities will be from the upper Great Lakes to the central Plains. This includes the cities of Marquette, Michigan; Minneapolis; Sioux City, Iowa; and Topeka, Kansas.

Some of these storms could produce strong wind gusts and frequent lightning strikes. Those outside should seek shelter when a storm approaches.

Behind this storm system, showers will dampen portions of the northern Rockies. Conditions will be cool for the first weekend of September with highs between 10 and 20 degrees below average.

Meanwhile, isolated thunderstorms may dot portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. These may clip the cities of Houston, Little Rock and Memphis.

Dry weather to highlight Labor Day across much of the West

Dry weather will also be in store across the Pacific Northwest as well as the Southwest.