ORLANDO, Fla. - Tropical Storm Andrea is moving at a brisk pace as it heads up the East Coast, bringing winds, heavy rains and a threat of flooding to coastal areas in Georgia and the Carolinas, a day after the storm lashed Florida.
The first named storm of the Atlantic season has been losing intensity after hammering parts of Florida, including the Orlando area, with rain, winds and even tornadoes.
"(Central Florida) had several tornado warnings issued, but there wasn't any confirmation of any tornadoes touching down," Local 6 meteorologist said.
Heavy rains were continuing well away from the storm's center, and forecasters warned that it could cause isolated flooding and storm surge over the next two days.
Rain chances in Central Florida drop to 30 percent on Friday, with high temperatures reaching 92 degrees.
More rain is expected over the weekend in the Orlando area, however, with rain chances climbing to 60 percent on Saturday and 50 percent on Sunday. Highs will be near 90.
"Moisture levels increase, so expect to see more showers and thunderstorms," Broughton said.
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