Tropical storm Andrea could bring wet weather to Maritime provinces

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The Canadian Press

HALIFAX — The Canadian Hurricane Centre says the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season could bring wet weather to eastern Canada this weekend. 

The Canadian centre says tropical storm Andrea is not expected to generate high winds, but will likely transform into a wet low pressure system as it tracks towards the Maritime provinces.

Andrea formed Wednesday over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to bring heavy rain and winds to parts of Florida on Thursday. Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for a swath of Florida’s west coast starting at Boca Grande, an island to the northwest of Fort Myers, and ending in the Big Bend area of the state.

Andrea had maximum sustained winds near 72 kilometres per hour as of 2 a.m. Thursday. It was located about 385 kilometres southwest of Tampa.

Geographic location: Maritime, Florida, Gulf of Mexico Boca Grande Fort Myers Big Bend Tampa

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