By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, June 06, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT
Andrea will brush the mid-Atlantic coast and sweep over New England Friday into Saturday with locally heavy rain, brief gusty winds and a flooding risk.
Early Wednesday evening, showers and thunderstorms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico had organized enough to become Tropical Storm Andrea.
As of 2:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, maximum sustained winds with Andrea were 60 mph. The storm was located approximately 100 miles east-southeast of Apalachicola, Fla. Landfall is projected to be near or just north of Horseshoe Beach, Fla. at approximately late in the day Thursday. The center of the storm was opening up and wobbling northward a bit.