Sixth tropical storm of the season forms

Sixth tropical storm of the season forms

The entire coast from CT to New Jersey is under the warning.

Tropical Storm Fay, the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, began to edge away from the North Carolina coast Thursday evening, its sights set on the mid-Atlantic coast and southern New England.

Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Invest 98L will move parallel to the coasts of North Carolina, Delaware, and New Jersey before heading towards Long Island, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

This graphic shows the probability of tropical storm-force winds hitting a specific area.

The potential Fay could be a subtropical system, which would have some of the features of a tropical storm, but not all of them.

Maximum sustained winds were hovering around 45 miles per hour, with stronger gusts, but forecasters said the strongest winds primarily extend offshore.

Infographic from the CDC on what to do before and after a hurricane
Infographic from the CDC on what to do before and after a hurricane. CDC

Tropical Storm Fay has formed. According to the National Hurricane Center, a northward to north-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Fay's center is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday and then inland over the northeast United States on Saturday, according to the NWS.

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8:00 a.m.

"Fay is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches (75-125 mm) of rain with isolated totals of 8 inches (200 mm) along and near the track across the mid-Atlantic states into southeast NY and southern New England", the U.S. National Hurricane Center says.

Whether the storm gets a name or not, the impacts along the coast will be about the same.