MIAMI (CBS4) – The first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.
At 11 p.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Andrea was located 370 miles southwest of Tampa with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.READ MORE: Costco Drops Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated Employees, Shoppers
The system is travelling north at 6 mph and producing heavy rain along the west coast of Florida.READ MORE: Miss USA Asya Branch Could Make History In Sunday's Miss Universe Competition At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino
A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the west coast of Florida from Boca Grande to Ochlockonee River.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the U. S. east coast from Flagler Beach, Florida to Surf City, North Carolina.MORE NEWS: Kid Reporter Damon Weaver, Who Interviewed Obama At White House, Has Died At 23
According to the National Hurricane Center, a tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area,.generally within 48 hours.