MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Andrea is now post-Tropical Storm Andrea as it continues to march quickly near the mid-Atlantic coast.

At 8 p.m., the storm was about 45 miles north-northeast of Norfolk, Virginia and had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. Andrea was tracking to the northeast at 28 miles per hour.

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A tropical storm warning remains in effect for areas including: Surf City, North Carolina t to Cape Charles Light, Virginia; Pamlico and Albermarle Sounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay South of New Point Comfort.

Gale conditions are expected near portions of the East Coast. A high wind advisory is in effect for Nantucket Massachusetts. 

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The storm is expected to dump between two and four inches of rain across central and eastern North Carolina all the way to coastal Maine with some areas getting up to six inches of rain.

Forecasters expect the storm to continue on the same general motion for the next 24-48 hours with an increase in forward speed through late Saturday.

The storm should move along the east coast before turning towards the east-northeast Saturday night.

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Tropical storm Andrea is expected to lose tropical characteristics later Friday.