Hermine heads for Florida

Nick Reimann

Residents of the Big Bend region of Florida are prepping as Tropical Storm Hermine heads toward that area.

Hermine, previously Tropical Depression Nine and before that Invest 99L, has been closely watched by those living along the Gulf Coast for over a week as the track was uncertain.

Damage in the affected area is expected to be minimal, as the storm quickly lifts out of the region and heads up the east coast. From there, the storm is expected to lose its tropical characteristics but may still cause bad weather for Cape Cod on Labor Day.

Hermine should have no impact on Louisiana.

Elsewhere, Hurricane Gaston continues to slowly weaken as it heads toward the Azores while a tropical wave just west of the Cape Verde islands bears watching as it has the potential to develop some time next week.