Tropical Storm Andrea drenches Florida’s west coast

(CNN) — Heavy rains and 60 mph winds pounded the west coast of south Florida from the Keys to the Tampa area Thursday morning, the National Hurricane Center reported.

The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — Andrea — could bring gusts that approach hurricane-force (74 mph or stronger) in the afternoon, but forecasters said in an 8 a.m. alert that the system won’t have enough opportunity over water to strengthen into a hurricane before its center reaches the coast north of Tampa.


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