Tropical Storm Andrea Bearing Down on Florida, Eastern Seaboard

"The first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season got a little stronger early Thursday as it headed toward Florida's western coast and a new tropical storm warning was issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast."

"Tropical storm warnings were in effect for a large section of Florida's west coast from Boca Grande to Indian Pass and for the East Coast from Flagler Beach, Fla., all the way to Cape Charles Light in Virginia.

Tropical Storm Andrea's maximum sustained winds increased to near 60 mph (95 kph) and the storm was expected to make landfall in Florida's Big Bend area Thursday afternoon before moving across southeastern Georgia and the Carolinas. It was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane."

The Associated Press had the story June 6, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Tropical Storm Andrea Promises Stream of Rain Up East Coast; Eyes D.C. Area Friday" (Capital Weather Gang/Washington Post)

"Tropical Storm Andrea Forms Over Gulf of Mexico" (Reuters)

"East Coast Industries Brace for Brutal Storm Season" (EnergyWire)

"Big Apple Debates Storm Prep As Hurricane Season Begins" (NPR)

Source: AP, 06/06/2013