Tropical Storm Fay Forms Off North Carolina Coast, Projected to Make Landfall Near NYC Friday Night

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Fay Carrying 45 mph max sustained winds, heavy rainfall

Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the coast of North Carolina on Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Fay is expected to make landfall near New Jersey and NYC late Friday night.

The latest report shows Fay is carrying 45 mph max sustained winds and moving to the north at 8 mph.

Forecasters are expecting Fay to slightly strengthen tonight and early Friday before it makes landfall Friday night. Weakening of the storm should begin after the center of the storm moves inland on Saturday.

Areas under a Tropical Storm Warning are as follows: Cape May New Jersey to Watch Hill Rhode Island including Long Island and Long Island Sound.

Fay is expected to produce 3-5 inches of rain across the mid-Atlantic states into southeast New York and southern New England. This rainfall amount may result in flash flooding where the heaviest amounts occur.

Fay is the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season list will be “Gonzalo.”

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