FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Fay forms in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of North Carolina

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Fay forms in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of North Carolina
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Fay forms in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday. The system will be a concern for communities along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and parts of New England.

Dominic Brown's July 9 evening forecast

First Alert Headlines:

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  • Tropical Storm Fay formed in the Atlantic, just east of North Carolina Thursday afternoon.
  • The storm could gain a bit more strength as it continues tracking northward along the East Coast of the U.S.
  • Communities along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and parts of New England will have to deal with heavy rain, potential flooding and gusty winds.
  • The system will weaken by the weekend.
  • We will see little to no impacts from Fay here in South Carolina as it moves farther away from the Palmetto State.

First Alert Tropical Forecast:

Tropical Storm Fay forms in the Atlantic Ocean, just east of North Carolina Thursday.

At 11 p.m. Thursday, Fay had sustained winds at 45 mph. The storm was moving north at 8 mph. The pressure was at 1005 mb. The storm was located about 85 miles north-northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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The storm could gain a bit more strength as it continues tracking northward along the East Coast of the U.S.

In fact, communities along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and parts of New England are in the path of Fay. These areas could see areas of heavy rain, potential flooding and gusty winds.

The system is expected to weaken by the weekend as it tracks over land and loses that warm supply of water to fuel the storm.

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While we’ve seen some spotty rain here in South Carolina due to Fay’s circulation, overall, we will continue to see little to no impacts from the storm as it moves farther away from the Palmetto State over the next couple of days.

Stay with your WIS First Alert Weather Team for further weather updates.

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