Sixth tropical storm of the season forms

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"As the center moves offshore of North Carolina and hugs the coast, it will be able to tap into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and could become a tropical storm".

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Cape May New Jersey northward to Watch Hill, Rhode Island, including Long Island and Long Island Sound.

The potential Fay could be a subtropical system, which would have some of the features of a tropical storm, but not all of them. All residents should make efforts now to prepare property for tropical storm force winds and limited wind damage. The warning area includes Long Island and the Long Island Sound in NY, forecasters said.

Its maximum sustained winds were measured at 45 miles per hour, making it a low-level tropical storm, and the system was moving north at a sluggish pace of 7 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said in a public advisory.

Infographic from the CDC on what to do before and after a hurricane
Infographic from the CDC on what to do before and after a hurricane. CDC

Tropical Storm Cristobal, boosted by remnants of a storm in the Pacific, roared back to life right on schedule in early June in the Bay of Campeche, and aside from bringing extreme rainfall to Central America, the moisture from its remnants reached deep into North America.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 11 p.m. advisory that Fay was moving toward the north at about 13 kph but was expected to have a faster forward speed over the next couple of days.

Fay's center is forecast to move near the mid-Atlantic coast on Friday and then inland over the northeast United States on Saturday, according to the NWS. The National Hurricane Center expects additional slight strengthening tonight.

RAINFALL: Fay is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain along and near the track of Fay across the mid-Atlantic states into southeast NY and southern New England. That is when the bulk of the storm is expected to impact the Shore area.

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