From USA Today:
Tropical Storm Andrea has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, the National
Hurricane Center in Miami reported late this afternoon. It is the first
named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
bring heavy rain, gusty winds, rough surf and severe thunderstorms to
much of Florida on Thursday, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex
It is forecast to cross the Florida peninsula on
Thursday before heading up the Eastern Seaboard on Friday and Saturday,
delivering heavy rain and thunderstorms from the mid-Atlantic to New
Tampa Bay meteorologists are predicting a "rain event". I've turned off my sprinklers.
Meanwhile, there's already trouble:
Swimmers rescued in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach as Tropical Storm Andrea formed in Gulf