RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Andrea has been bringing wind and rain to the Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power.
The storm raced through South Carolina early today, on its path northward. Forecasters issued flood watches across much of the Carolinas, and some tornado watches.
The storm earlier brought rain, heavy wind and tornadoes to parts of Florida, before moving quickly across south Georgia. It lost some strength after moving ashore yesterday in Florida's Big Bend, with its winds dropping to 45 miles an hour.
Rain and wind from the storm are expected to sweep northward along much of the East Coast today.
071-a-06-(Eric Blake, hurricane specialist, National Hurricane Center, in AP interview)-"threat for tornadoes"-Hurricane specialist Eric Blake says tropical storm Andrea could still cause problems, even though she's losing strength. (7 Jun 2013)
<<CUT *071 (06/07/13)>> 00:06 "threat for tornadoes"
070-a-12-(Eric Blake, hurricane specialist, National Hurricane Center, in AP interview)-"the heavy rain"-Hurricane specialist Eric Blake says there may be a storm surge from tropical storm Andrea along the Carolina coast. (7 Jun 2013)
<<CUT *070 (06/07/13)>> 00:12 "the heavy rain"
APPHOTO VANOV101: Surfers at Virginia Beach make their way through the early morning fog to catch some of the surf created by Tropical Storm Andrea in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, L. Todd Spencer) (7 Jun 2013)
<<APPHOTO VANOV101 (06/07/13)>>
APPHOTO NCWSN104: Waves crash against the pier as Tropical Storm Andrea moves in on Wrightsville Beach early Friday June 7, 2013 in Wilmington, N.C. Tropical Storm Andrea is bringing rain and wind to Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power and streams to swell. The storm was racing through South Carolina early Friday and was expected to move into eastern North Carolina by midday. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Paul Stephen ) (7 Jun 2013)
<<APPHOTO NCWSN104 (06/07/13)>>