Andrea Bringing Rains, Flood Watches to East Coast

June 8, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Forecasters have discontinued all tropical storm warnings for Andrea as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane storm moves briskly up the East Coast, still bringing a threat of floods as far north as New England.

As of 11 p.m. Friday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea were about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Cape May, N.J. It is moving northeastward at 35 mph (56 kph) and has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph).

The center said gale conditions are expected near portions of the New Jersey coast, as well as coastal Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The storm is expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain from the Delmarva Peninsula into coastal Maine, and flooding is possible along the East Coast from New Jersey to New England.

Near-gale-force winds are possible from New Jersey to Canada through Sunday.

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