By MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Fay is moving north on Friday, bringing pounding rains to the Jersey Shore as it nears New York City.
With winds of 60 mph, Fay is currently moving north at 12 mph. As of 11 a.m., the center was about 170 miles south of New York City.
Fay may reach 65 mph before making landfall on Friday afternoon.
NOAA's #GOES16 #satellite is tracking #TropicalStorm #Fay this morning with its visible and infrared bands. You can see the center of circulation spinning just off the mid-Atlantic coast. #DEwx #NJwx #NYwx #CTwx #RIwx https://t.co/eb2LIAxGRD pic.twitter.com/fLZg5ufwS8
— NOAA Satellites – Public Affairs (@NOAASatellitePA) July 10, 2020
A tropical storm warning was issued from Delaware to Connecticut while a flash flood watch is in effect from Maryland to Massachusetts.
On Friday morning flash flooding struck Delaware, Maryland and the New Jersey shore, where some areas are seeing as much as six inches of rain.
Driving down to Ocean City pic.twitter.com/26NWhJRat9
— Katie Katro (@KatieKatro6abc) July 10, 2020
Absolutely pouring in Ocean City. Flash flood warning in effect. pic.twitter.com/L62qAdll30
— Katherine Scott (@KScott6abc) July 10, 2020
— Karen Rogers (@karenrogers6abc) July 10, 2020
Tropical Storm Fay is forecast to make landfall along the New Jersey coast on Friday afternoon.
Fay will bring heavy rain into New York City by the afternoon.
The storm will then head north up the Hudson Valley and into Vermont on Saturday.
The biggest threat with Fay will not be damaging winds but flash flooding. In some areas, seven inches of rain is possible.
Winds will be gusty along the coast, 40 to 50 mph, but no major wind damage is expected.
Tornadoes cannot be ruled out in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Friday and Saturday.
Tropical Storm Fay is already the sixth named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, which is the earliest at this point in the year ever. In 2005, the busiest hurricane season on record, the sixth named storm was recorded on July 22.
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