Yesterday, it was reported that the first tropical storm of the season, Hurricane Andrea, formed in the Gulf of Mexico. It began traveling through Florida, but has considerably weakened since then.
The storm hit land on Thursday, in a weaker state than expected, but still managed to drench Florida and is reported to bring heavy rain to the East Coast over the weekend.
It was forecast that Andrea would lose her tropical characteristics on Friday while moving across northern Florida towards southeastern Georgia and the Carolinas. However, it’s still expected to display all the characteristics of a conventional storm.
Major inland cities, including Washington and Philadelphia, are expected to be affected later in the day on Friday, with rain that could bring flooding.
Heavily populated cities that are located within the warning area are: the Tampa Bay area and Jacksonville in Florida; Charleston and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina; Wilmington and the Outer Banks in North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News, Va.
Video courtesy of ABC Action News.