Tropical Storm Hermine takes aim at Florida

Tropical Storm Hermine takes aim at Florida

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(CNN)Tropical Storm Hermine could be a Category 1 hurricane by the time it hits Florida’s northern Gulf coast early Friday if forecasts hold, which would make it the state’s first hurricane in 11 years, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm, spinning in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning, threatens to slam into the Panhandle area or just south of it after midnight, bringing heavy rain and possible dangerous storm surges.
If Hermine becomes a hurricane, it would be the first to hit the state since Wilma in 2005.