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Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, June 07, 2013.

Tropical Storm Andrea will continue moving northeastward across the East Coast from the Carolinas through the Mid-Atlantic states on Friday. This system is expected to remain at tropical storm strength with maximum winds from 39 to 73 mph. Expect heavy rainfall, flooding, and areas of severe thunderstorm development with tornadoes as the system moves over the Southeast coast throughout the day. An Areal Flood Watch has been issued from Florida through the Mid-Atlantic states through Friday evening as rainfall amounts up to 3 inches are likely. Areas under severe thunderstorm development may see over 3 inches of rain by Friday evening. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for coastal locations due to strong winds, storm surge and storm tide, as well as areas of inland flooding. Wind gusts to tropical storm force of 35 to 45 mph are expected across the Southeast. Also, storm tides are expected to range from 1 to 2 feet above normal.

Elsewhere, showers and thunderstorms persist behind this system as a weak trough moves across the Gulf states. There is a slight chance of severe thunderstorm development with this system with large hail, strong winds, and heavy rainfall possible. To the North, a low pressure system over the Northeast allows for a front to linger over the region, kicking up more showers and thunderstorms north of Andrea on Friday.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Thursday have ranged from a morning low of 28 degrees at Leadville, Colo. to a high of 102 degrees at Yuma, Ariz.

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