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Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay makes landfall in New Jersey

The sixth named storm of the 2020 season passed by the OBX Thursday
Tropical Storm Fay is soaking the US East Coast (Source: CNN)
Tropical Storm Fay is soaking the US East Coast (Source: CNN)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 4:57 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:18 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay made landfall in New Jersey on Friday amid heavy, lashing rain that closed beaches and flooded shore town streets.

The storm system was expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of rain, with the possibility of flash flooding in parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

That’s down from earlier forecasts of about 3 to 5 inches of rain. The storm made landfall along the coast of New Jersey about 10 miles northeast of Atlantic City.

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The latest update has Tropical Storm Fay continuing on a northerly track this morning. The greatest impacts for the area will be felt in the surf and increase rip current risk. Cloud cover will be present across coastal communities with a chance of a few isolated drops this afternoon.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami announced the storm’s formation Thursday afternoon.

The storm is moving away from our coast and impacts will be limited to hazardous marine conditions. There are high rip current risks and increased surf from Cape Lookout northward to Duck.

Tropical Storm formed off the Outer Banks Thursday afternoon
Tropical Storm formed off the Outer Banks Thursday afternoon(WRAL/NBC)

The storm was located about 30 miles east of Virginia Beach Friday morning with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. A tropical storm warning was issued Thursday afternoon from Cape May, New Jersey, to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

It is the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Two named storms formed before the official start of the hurricane season June 1.

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