Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Andrea will affect region

The season's first tropical storm likely to soak entire region.

Andrea will affect region


This morning the National Hurricane Center officially declared that a storm in the Gulf was worthy of the name Andrea, the first of the season.

Peak winds are up to 60 m.p.h., and the Hurricane Center sees it tracking toward the Carollina coast before losing its naming criterion --- winds of at least 39 m.p.h.

The models have been moving the track westward, says Tony Gigi at the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, and it is forecast to pass near he Delmarva coast in the early-morning hours of Saturday.

You'll find the latest advisory here.

For the Philadelphia region, the weather service is saying that the remnants of Andrea could mean up to 3 inches of rain, and already it has pinned the rain probabillity at 100 percent.

The entire region has been running a rain deficit the last two months. Evidently, that's about to tend.

Inquirer Weather Columnist
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