Tropic Storm Andrea HITS Florida

Tropical Storm Andrea zips up East Coast

Locally heavy rain, brief gusty winds and a flooding risk are all possible along the East Coast with the storm.

Tropical Storm Andrea sped along the Carolinas on Friday, bringing drenching rains and the promise of sloppy commutes to the region.

Ben Nelson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, Fla., said Andrea was “moving at a pretty brisk pace” and could lose its tropical characteristics as early as Friday morning.

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Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida coast

ropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, made landfall along the Florida Big Bend region, slamming the state with rain and wind Thursday, as it edged toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas.

Tropical Storm Andrea was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane but forecasters warned it could cause isolated flooding and storm surge before it loses steam over the next two days.



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