7am Update-Tropical Storm Andrea moving closer to Florida - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

7am Update-Tropical Storm Andrea moving closer to Florida

The latest advisory on Tropical Storm Andrea indicates the storm is moving closer to the Florida big bend area and there is the threat of tornadoes Thursday morning across central and southern Florida. 

WLOX Meteorologist Tommy Richards said Tropical Storm Andrea is not a threat to South Mississippi, but that we can expect scattered showers and thunderstorms as Andrea helps to pull a cold front through our area.

At 7am, the National Hurricane Center placed Andrea at 27.7N, 85.1W. That's about 160 miles west of Tampa, Florida. Andrea had maximum sustained winds near 60 miles per hour. It was moving toward the north-northeast around 14 miles per hour.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the west coast of Florida and has been extended from  Ochlocknee River to Indian Pass Florida, Flagler Beach Florida to Cape Charles Light Virginia, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and the lower Chesapeake Bay South of New Point Comfort.

The center of Andrea was expected to reach the coast of the Florida Big Bend on Thursday afternoon or evening and then move over Florida to southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina.

View more details on Tropical Storm Andrea using our interactive Hurricane Center map on WLOX.com: http://www.wlox.com/category/15602/hurricane-center

Mobile users should download our free WLOX 24/7 Weather app for Apple or Android devices to keep up with the very latest all hurricane season long.

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