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Sixth tropical storm of the season forms

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 18:48:39-04

The 6th named tropical system of the year formed Thursday afternoon.

Hurricane Hunters found a closed low level circulation with a disturbance off of the North Carolina Coast Thursday afternoon with maximum sustained winds near 45 mph.

Tropical Storm Fay, is expected slightly strengthen (to 50mph winds) as it is expected to bring some wind and rain to New Jersey, New York and portions of New England into the weekend.

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.

Key messages for Fay per the National Hurricane Center on this system:

RAINFALL: Fay is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain along and near the track of Fay across the mid-Atlantic states into southeast New York and southern New England. These rains may result in flash flooding where the heaviest amounts occur.

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area on Friday and spread northward through the warning area Friday night.

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