MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall early Thursday evening in the Tampa area.

The system came ashore 65 miles north-northwest of Cedar Key, Florida at 5:45 p.m.

At 11 p.m. TS Andrea was located 40 miles west of Jacksonville.

The storm’s winds had increased to 65 miles per hour just before landfall, but weakened to 45 mph as it moved inland. The system is moving to the northeast at 15 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Flagler Beach to Cape Charles Light Virginia; Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and Lower Chesapeake Bay South of New Point Comfort.

On this forecast track, the center of Andrea will move northeastward near the East Coast through Saturday.  Little change in strength before the center reaches the coast.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.
Weather Forecast 24/7Check for current temps and what to expect throughout the day

Watch & Listen LIVE