MA residents celebrate Labor Day Weekend before Hermine hits New England

HULL, MA (WHDH) - Labor Day Weekend is traditionally known as the last hurrah of summer, and Saturday was the pick day as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to hit New England.

The National Weather Service predicted potentially life-threatening rip currents and dangerously rough surf.

Beachgoers savored the cool but sunny afternoon.

“We did hear the surf is going to get bigger and bigger…” said Cliff Edwards, a Quincy resident. Cliff brought his daughter, Sophia Edwards, from Quincy to Hull to surf.

“…If there are rips, she won’t be in the water, that’s for sure,” added Cliff.

“My board was going up and down, and part of it was pointing down into the ground which it was scraping against the ground, so it made it really hard to get it out far,” said Sophia.

The storm forced some to change travel plans.

“I would have been down on the Cape otherwise, but we decided–what’s the point if there’s two days of rain coming,” said Anne Boffa, a Reading resident.  “Why sit in traffic?” added Boffa.

Hermine could bring potentially dangerous rip tides starting late on Sunday.

People at Nantasket Beach continued to enjoy their Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, despite the forecast for Sunday.

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