Tropical Storm Fay-What You Need To Know

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Tropical Storm Fay off the North Carolina Coast will track North tomorrow and bring heavy rainfall, strong thunderstorms and flash flooding potential to the area for Friday night and Saturday morning.

Winds: Strongest gusts will be at the coast,  30-35 MPH. Overall, the strongest winds associated with Fay will be for locations closest to New York City, Long Island, Coastal New Jersey and Coastal CT. Forecast gusts up to 50 MPH.

Rainfall: 1-2″ of rain, but locally higher amounts associated with thunderstorm activity.

Severe Thunderstorms: Often when we think of a tropical storm or hurricane, severe thunderstorms are not something we think about right away. Very often, severe thunderstorms bring the threat of isolated tornadoes and waterspouts. The potential is certainly there for a few tornadoes for our area.

Coastal Flooding: Low tides, limited onshore flow and the threat for coastal flooding is low.

Rough Surf: Not a big concern based on the current track which takes Fay closer to New York City.

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