Most of Eastern Shore misses rain from Tropical Storm Faye

Tropical Storm Fay

"The low is expected to move northeastward near or just offshore of the North Carolina Outer Banks on Thursday, and then turn north-northeastward and move along the mid-Atlantic coast Friday", the National Hurricane Center said.

The system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England.

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the US coast from New Jersey to Rhode Island, including NY, as Fay heads north with winds of 45 miles (72 kilometers) per hour.

Fay's maximum sustained winds had been swirling at 50 mph early Friday morning, but they have increased in intensity to 60 mph, with some gusts reaching 70 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Fay's main threat appears to be heavy rainfall, with 2 to 4 inches falling in and around "Delaware northward into New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeast NY, and southern New England", the NHC said. The National Hurricane Center expects additional slight strengthening tonight. Fay has top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour.

President Donald Trump said the storm is being monitored and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was poised to help if needed.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for southern Westchester. Periods of heavy downpours could occur throughout the afternoon and evening, which will lead to the development of flash flooding.

Radar data of a storm that may develop into a tropical system, July 8, 2020. A flash flood watch was simultaneously issued, with forecasters predicting between 1-3 inches of rain with the storm, with some areas seeing locally higher amounts. In contrast, he said, the past few weeks have been relatively dry, making this storm's impact much less worrisome.

Saturday: Thunderstorm in spots.

Citing the storm, President Trump announced early Friday he was postponing a rally that had been scheduled for Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Around nine people were rescued from the Atlantic Ocean near Long Beach on Long Island on Thursday, officials told ABC News.