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Water from Roanoke Sound pounds the Virginia Dare Trail in Manteo, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 as Tropical Storm Hermine passes the Outer Banks. Hermine lost hurricane strength over land but was intensifying Saturday along the Atlantic Coast, threatening heavy rain, wind and storm surges on its northward march. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)

Hermine is heading out to sea, but it could still put the US in danger



Post-tropical cyclone Hermine, formerly known as Hurricane Hermine, made a turn toward the ocean over the weekend. But just because it's heading out to sea doesn't mean it's going to stop being a danger to the northeastern U.S.

The National Hurricane Center advised that Hermine could generate huge waves that lead to "life-threatening surf and rip currents." It's expected to turn northwest slightly before heading out to sea for good around Tuesday. It won't make landfall, but it could be a headache for New Jersey and New York. 

It's like a winter storm, where 50 miles can be the difference between a major storm and a couple inches of snow.
Evan Duffey, AccuWeather meteorologist

AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Duffey warned that even if the sun was shining, Hermine could make ocean currents very dangerous, and rough surf could lead to flooding.

New England is still expecting Hermine to pack heavy winds.

Hermine is heading out to sea, but it could still put the US in danger

Hermine has killed two people so far; one person was killed after a tree fell on him, and a trucker was killed when winds knocked over his truck.  The storm has also knocked out power for thousands. 

WATCH: A cruise ship from New Jersey hit Hermine-churned seas.

East Coast people: Have you been worried about Hermine?

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