Severe weather

Local
9:26 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Tropical Storm Andrea could dump heavy rain on Cape Fear region

Tropical Storm Andrea at 8 AM Friday, June 7
NOAA

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.

The National Weather Service says the flood watch extends from Florida to Virginia.

And the storm is expected to move over Georgia and South Carolina tonight.  Heavy rain will also push into North Carolina tonight, and we could see Tropical Storm conditions by Friday.

Our coastal areas can expect up to 4 inches of rain through tomorrow.  We could also see some gusty winds. 

There’s an increased risk of rip currents and high tides.  And tornadoes are could be a threat tomorrow – depending on Andrea's path.

The weather service is urging people to review their preparedness plans and be ready to implement them.

We’ll be tracking the storm throughout, so stay tuned to WHQR for the latest information as it becomes available.

This afternoon we'll bring you updates beginning at 4 PM on All Things Considered.  Updates will continue through George Scheibner's Smooth Landings until 7 PM.  

Then tune in Friday morning at 5 AM.  We're going on the air one hour earlier during Morning Edition to keep you updated on the progress of Tropical Storm Andrea. 

To see a current track of Tropical Storm Andrea, visit this link: 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl?large#contents

To see WWAYTV3's latest forecast, follow this link:  http://www.wwaytv3.com/

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Hurricane Sandy: What can you expect?

Hurricane Sandy off the East Coast of the U.S.
Credit NASA.GOV

Should Sandy's effects start to impact the Cape Fear region significantly, the WHQR news team will be on the air, working with the meteorologists at WWAY TV3, to bring you continuous coverage until the storm has passed.

From WWAY Storm Track 3 Meteorologist Tim Buckley:   

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect. The center of Sandy will pass far to our east this weekend, but the storm is quite large. As a result, we expect some of the outer rain/wind bands to push onshore. Here is a detailed forecast for the next 36 hours. Keep in mind that higher wind/rain estimates are for coastal counties. Lower wind/rain estimates for inland counties.

Saturday AM- Cloudy with intermittent showers. Rain will be heavy at times. Winds will be 15-25 mph out of the northeast, with a few higher gusts over 35 mph. 

Saturday Afternoon- Cloudy with heavy showers intensifying. Winds will be 25-35 mph out of the northeast, with a few gusts over 40 mph; especially along the coast. 

Saturday Night- Cloudy with heavy rain. Winds will be 25-40 mph out of the north, with a few gusts over 50 mph; especially along the coast

Sunday AM- Cloudy with heavy rain. Winds will be 25-40 mph out of the north, with a few gusts over 50 mph.

Sunday afternoon- Showers gradually ending. Winds will slowly decrease to between 20-30 mph, still gusting to 40 mph at times.

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MARINE EFFECTS: Offshore, seas will approach 15-17 feet by late Saturday. Winds will range from 35 to 45 kts, with a few gusts over 50 kts. 

BEACH EFFECTS: Pounding surf will cause some erosion to east facing beaches. High tides, already exaggerated by the full moon will create coastal flooding concerns. High tide Saturday at 6:43am and 7:00pm; Sunday at 7:23 am and 7:40 pm. 
 

Find me on Facebook for more updates throughout the storm:  Meteorologist Tim Buckley

To visit our media partner's home page, follow this link:  www.wwaytv3.com

Should Sandy's effects start to impact the Cape Fear region significantly, the WHQR news team will be on the air --- working with the meteorologists at WWAY -- to bring you continuous coverage until the storm has passed.