Thursday, June 6
There is One Tropical Cyclone in the Atlantic Basin.
Tropical Storm Andrea is located 35 miles NNW of Charleston, SC & 140 miles WSW of Wilmington, NC and centered at 33.4N & 80.2W. Max sustained winds are 45mph. Min central Pressure 996mb (29.41") and Andrea is moving NE (0358) at 28mph.
Tropical Storm Watches & Warnings are in effect for much of the Florida Gulf Coast.
T.S. Andrea is continuing to move North & NE along the Atlantic Coastline and is caught in the flow of a cold front and will continue accelerating in forward speed while interacting with this front. The center of this storm will continue to move near the East Coast through Saturday.
Tropical Storm force winds (45mph) are mostly over water, near the coastline and East of the center of circulation.
Little change in strength is expected as this storm becomes post tropical, later tonight.
Andrea is rapidly losing tropical characteristics. Most of the rain is now displaced to the NW quadrant of the storm. There is even more dry air moving into the center of the storm.
Embedded in a mid latitude trough, the transformation process to become post tropical will proceed today. Model guidance suggest that Andrea will accelerate more and turn ENE over the N.Atlantic ocean, during the next couple of days.
Elsewhere, tropical development is not expected during the next 48 hours.
For a continued look into the tropics, follow the link below to the First Alert Hurricane Center.