Tropical Storm Andrea to bring heavy rain to southern New England
TROPICAL UPDATE... Tropical Storm Andrea is hitting Florida this afternoon, moving NNE at 13mph with soaking rains, severe thunderstorms, isolated tornados and wind gusts nearing 70mph.
TS Andrea will begin to track up the eastern seaboard and make its way towards Southern New England through late Friday and into Saturday. Here in New England, a low pressure system to the west of us will join with the remnants of Andrea and bring soaking rain starting late Thursday night and lasting through early Saturday. The main threat as this system approaches will be the heavy rain with the potential of 1-3" and a few areas seeing up to 4", causing some localized flooding especially late Friday into Saturday for streets and small rivers and streams. The wind won't be as much of a threat, but gale force winds (>34 kts), coming from the south to southeast, will be possible across the southern waters and east of the Cape. Most of southern New England should escape the worst of the winds.
Additionally, the National Hurricane Center is NOT anticipating issuing any Tropical Storm Watches or Warnings for any areas located north of Delaware.