Will she go north? Will she go west? Will she settle for west-northwest?
Fay is drifting toward the west near 2 mph (4 km/hr). Fay is forecast to move westward or west-northwestward with some increase in forward speed during the next 48 hours.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/hr) with higher gusts are expected.
Fay is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches (25.4cm), across
- Central to northern portion of the Florida peninsula
- Florida Panhandle
- Southern Georgia
- Southeastern Alabama
Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible!
Tropical Storm FAY QuickLook – Posted: 18:00 EDT 08/21/2008
Tropical Storm FAY beginning to make landfall on Florida’s East Coast near Flagler Beach. As of 08/21/2008 18:00 EDT, water levels from northeastern Florida to South Carolina are elevated about 1.25 to 2.40 feet above predicted. (NOAA-NOS)
- Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible across the coastal areas of southern South Carolina.
- Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible over southwest and southern Florida.
- Isolated storm total accumulations of 20 to 30 inches have been observed with this system over the east central coastal areas of Florida.
- Storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet above normal tides is possible along the east coast of Florida and Georgia
- Isolated tornadoes are possible tonight over portions of northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia. (Forecaster: Brown/Knabb. NOAA-NHC)
Melbourne Florida: Roads Double as Rivers
Photograph: John Raoux/AP. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!
See previous entries for more updated images:
- Fay Heads North Toward SW Florida Coast
- Fay May Strengthen to Hurricane Force
- Tropical Storm Fay Forms
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