Tropical Storm Andrea http://whqr.org en Tropical Storm Andrea could dump heavy rain on Cape Fear region http://whqr.org/post/tropical-storm-andrea-could-dump-heavy-rain-cape-fear-region <p><em><strong>A tropical storm warning and a flood watch are in effect for our area – as the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prepares to make landfall near the Florida panhandle tonight.</strong></em></p><p>The National Weather Service says the flood watch extends from Florida to Virginia.</p><p>And the storm is expected to move over Georgia and South Carolina tonight.&nbsp; Heavy rain will also push into North Carolina tonight, and we could see Tropical Storm conditions by Friday.</p><p>Our coastal areas can expect up to 4 inches of rain through tomorrow.&nbsp; We could also see some gusty winds.&nbsp;</p><p>There’s an increased risk of rip currents and high tides.&nbsp; And tornadoes are could be a threat tomorrow – depending on Andrea's path.</p><p>The weather service is urging people to review their preparedness plans and be ready to implement them.</p><p>We’ll be tracking the storm throughout, so stay tuned to WHQR for the latest information as it becomes available.</p><p>This afternoon we'll bring you updates beginning at 4 PM on <em>All Things Considered</em>.&nbsp; Updates will continue through George Scheibner's <em>Smooth Landings </em>until 7 PM.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Then tune in Friday morning at 5 AM.&nbsp; We're going on the air one hour earlier during Morning Edition to keep you updated on the progress of Tropical Storm Andrea.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents">To see a current track of Tropical Storm Andrea, visit this link:&nbsp; </a></p><p><a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents">http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents</a></p><p>To see WWAYTV3's latest forecast, follow this link:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/">http://www.wwaytv3.com/</a></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 01:26:10 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 37693 at http://whqr.org Tropical Storm Andrea could dump heavy rain on Cape Fear region Tropical Storm Andrea leaves behind minor flooding, a few downed trees http://whqr.org/post/tropical-storm-andrea-leaves-behind-minor-flooding-few-downed-trees <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tropical Storm Andrea: the first named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season left very little damage behind.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minor flooding in predictable areas, a few downed trees blocking roads, and some early-morning tornadoes with no confirmed reports of damage – that’s all the Cape Fear region has to show for its brief visit with Tropical Storm Andrea.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Reid Hawkins</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is with the National Weather Service:</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:48:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 37789 at http://whqr.org Tropical Storm Andrea leaves behind minor flooding, a few downed trees Andrea "surprising opening to hurricane season," opportunity to practice preparedness http://whqr.org/post/andrea-surprising-opening-hurricane-season-opportunity-practice-preparedness <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Tropical Storm Andrea</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is expected to make her way through the Coastal Carolinas Friday morning. And while emergency officials aren’t sounding any alarms, they are telling people to monitor the situation.</span></p><p><strong>Anthony Marzano, Director of Emergency Management for Brunswick County:</strong></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:53:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 37709 at http://whqr.org Andrea "surprising opening to hurricane season," opportunity to practice preparedness