Tracking Andrea: Rush Hour Will Be Nasty

Jun 6, 2013

Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Tropical Storm Andrea is expected to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle later today.

A band of heavy rain moved through the Jacksonville area earlier as the outer fringes of the storm reached the First Coast.

Conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate throughout the day, says National Weather Service meteorologist Zaaron Allen, with some of the worst weather coming through right around afternoon rush hour.

"We’re anticipating widespread moderate to locally heavy rainfall with windspeeds by 5 o’clock this afternoon of 25-to-35 with local gusts of 45 miles per hour.  So it’s going to be quite windy, quite rainy, overall pretty nasty."

Isolated tornadoes are also possible today.

A tropical storm warning and a flood watch remain in effect for Northeast Florida through tomorrow morning.

Andrea is expected to move out of the area during the day tomorrow, leaving behind some scattered rain and thunderstorms.