The first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is poised to make her move on much of the East Coast today and tomorrow, but the storm is weakening and could lose tropical characteristics by the time it reaches the mid-Atlantic region.
Tropical Storm Andrea dumped heavy rains on Florida and Georgia and spawned a series of tornadoes as it made landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm’s projected track has it cutting across the Carolinas and then heading back over water as it swings past Delaware and New Jersey. The good news for Pennsylvania is that the projected path has shifted to the east over the past 12 hours, but the storm could still bring heavy rains to the southeast portion of the Keystone State late Friday and early Saturday.
As of 8:00am Friday, maximum sustained winds associated with Andrea had dropped to 45 miles per hour, down from 60.