(OCEAN CITY, Md.) - The end of summer is a tourist goldmine on Delmarva, especially resort communities like Ocean City. Tropical Storm Hermine, recently strengthening into a Cat. 1 Hurricane, could turn Labor Day into a weekend washout.

Early Thursday morning set the tone with gloomy skies and brief periods of torrential downpours. A few people on the boardwalk braved the rain and wind in their ponchos, raincoats, and umbrellas. Others say they're not sticking around, including Betty Moon, who tells WRDE she's visiting from State College, PA. "Well, it's not what I hoped for. We're going home tomorrow," says Moon.

The potential storm threat comes right in time for Ocean City "Hotel Week," which continues through September 11th. The annual event offers discounts to people who are visiting at the end of the summer season.

Melanie Pursel, Executive Director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, has hope that the holiday weekend will turn out for the best. "There's lots of family fun activities in addition to the beach and the boardwalk, so I still think it's gonna be a great weekend," says Pursel.

Pursel adds that the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce has a "Rainy Day Guide." The pamphlet includes a complete list of things to do during the bad weather.