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Update – Tropical Storm Andrea in Florida flood damages 7 jun 2013

June 8, 2013

Update – Tropical Storm Andrea in Florida flood damages 7 jun 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea in Florida 06/06/2013 June 2013

Andrea, the first tropical storm of what is expected to be a busy 2013 hurricane season, headed toward Florida’s coast this morning with rain and sustained winds near 60 mph. [USA Today]
The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season got a little stronger early Thursday as it headed toward Florida’s western coast, bringing drenching rain to much of the state. A new tropical storm warning was also issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast.
As of 8 a.m. ET, Tropical Storm Andrea had winds of 60 mph and was moving to the north-northeast at 14 mph. The center of the storm was located about 160 miles west of Tampa.
The National Weather Service has issued flood watches all the way from Georgia to Maine.

Disruptive downpours could occur Friday around Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Hartford, Providence, and Portland, Maine.

Indications are that most locations in this swath will be in for a 2- to 4-inch rainfall, but locally heavier amounts are possible, Sosnowski reports.

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