Tropical Storm Fay is making its way up the East Coast, holding off of North Carolina's shores as it heads for the mid-Atlantic and New England, where it is expected to make landfall Friday.
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.
Tropical Storm Fay has made its appearance off the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, with some eventual effect on Canadian territory expected by the weekend.
Its maximum sustained winds were measured at 45 miles per hour, making it a low-level tropical storm, and the system was moving north at a sluggish pace of 7 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said in a public advisory. All residents should make efforts now to prepare property for tropical storm force winds and limited wind damage.
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According to forecasters, Fay will undergo slight strengthening into Friday before the centre moves inland and weakens.
Gusty winds are possible as well, according to the hurricane center.
The storm will begin early this morning and continue throughout the evening, moving out late tonight.
Isolated tornadoes are possible in cells as they wrap around the center of the storm; the greatest threat of tornadoes is in Delaware, New Jersey, southeastern New York including New York City and Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and MA.