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Hermine becomes a hurricane; Ocean City remains in forecasted path

Hermine becomes a hurricane; Ocean City remains in forecasted path

The tropical cyclone named Hermine became a hurricane Thursday as it neared the Florida coast. But as it moves up the Atlantic coast into the weekend, it could spare Central Maryland, according to the latest predictions.

Hermine was about 115 miles from the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico as of late Thursday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had winds of up to 75 mph at its core, making it a Category 1 hurricane.

Hurricane warnings were in effect along the Florida panhandle, with tropical storm warnings posted on the Atlantic coast from northern Florida to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

A forecast cone posted...

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