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Tropical Storm Fay forms off North Carolina coast

Storm could bring heavy rain to mid-Atlantic states
Tropical Storm Fay
Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 18:28:15-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The sixth named storm of the hurricane season formed Thursday.

Just before 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said that Tropical Storm Fay formed off the east coast of North Carolina.

Fay is moving toward the north at about 7 mph with winds of 45 mph.

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A tropical storm warning has been issued from Cape May, New Jersey, northward to Watch Hill, Rhode Island, including Long Island and Long Island Sound.

The system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England.

First Alert Weather Meteorologist James Wieland said Fay will have no effect on Florida.

The center of Fay is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday and move inland over the northeast United States on Saturday.

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Scripps National Desk
1:29 PM, Dec 17, 2018

2020 STORM NAMES

Arthur

Bertha

Cristobal

Dolly

Edouard

Fay

Gonzalo

Hanna

Isaias

Josephine

Kyle

Laura

Marco

Nana

Omar

Paulette

Rene

Sally

Teddy

Vicky

Wilfred

TERMS TO KNOW

TROPICAL STORM WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are expected within the specified coastal area within 36 hours.

HURRICANE WATCH: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are possible somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane watch is issued 48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

HURRICANE WARNING: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 mph or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. A hurricane warning is issued 36 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.