Tropical Storm Andrea could carry heavy rains to the region Friday
From FOX 25 Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz
The first named storm of the tropical season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. We've been watching that tropical blob all week and telling you we'd be getting the rain Friday. Now, Andrea is more organized and poised to move up the east coast.
Thursday will be dry, though more clouds will roll in. An advancing cold front will scoop up the storm and push it inland in Florida. Andrea won't be a very strong storm to begin with, but winds won't be the issue. Flooding rains have been falling in the southeast. That is what we could be in store for in the northeast. The first rain will arrive Friday morning after sunrise. The heavy rain will likely hold off until later in the day. The heaviest, possibly flooding, rains will fall Friday night. The areas that will get hit hardest will depend on the track of Andrea, or what is left of her. Now, just plan on a wet Friday. The track currently pulls the rain out of here midday Saturday, leaving us with improving conditions Saturday afternoon and a beautiful Sunday.
Any time we deal with a tropical system, the forecast can change based on the storm's behavior in the ocean. We will keep you informed until the threat is over.