The sixth named storm of the 2020 season formed Thursday. Tropical Storm Fay formed just east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is expected to track northward and move inland over new Jersey later Friday afternoon. Tropical Storm Fay continues to intensify off the Delmarva Peninsula this morning. The storm has sustained winds of 50 mph with gusts to 60 mph. The tropical storm is moving north at 10 mph. Fay will continue to track northward throughout Friday evening and will slowly lose wind intensity into Saturday as it tracks through New England.
Areas across the mid-Atlantic can experience heavy rainfall and gusty winds, with rough surf at the coast. Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected across Long Island as well as southern and central New England Friday night into Saturday. With the heavy rain comes the risk for flooding in some areas. A general 1-3 inches of rain could fall across eastern portions of the mid-Atlantic with 2-4 inches possible across southern New England.
Rough seas and gusty winds are expected along the mid-Atlantic and parts of the New England coast into early Saturday morning. In addition to heavy rainfall, there can be some coastal flooding, especially around the time of high tides from the mid-Atlantic into New England.