Tropical Storm Andrea is moving north, but WLOX Chief Meteorologist Mike Reader says South Mississippians shouldn't be concerned about that movement. Forecasters expect the system to drift north until an upper level trough moves into the Gulf on Thursday. The system should then move northeast toward the big bend area of Florida.
At 10pm, the National Hurricane Center placed Andrea at 26.0 N, 86.3 W. Andrea had maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour. It was moving toward the north around six miles per hour.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the west coast of Florida from Boca Grande to an area along the coast south of Tallahassee.
The center of Andrea was expected to reach the coast of the Florida Big Bend on Thursday afternoon or evening and move over southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina Thursday night and Friday.
View more details on Tropical Storm Andrea using our interactive Hurricane Center map on WLOX.com: http://www.wlox.com/category/15602/hurricane-center
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