MIAMI- The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Andrea's latest position was about 80 miles southeast of Tallahassee, Fla. That reading was taken at 5 p.m. EDT.
Packing winds of about 60 mph, the Atlantic's first named storm of the season is close to making landfall in Florida's Big Bend area.
Andrea isn't expected to strengthen into a hurricane but forecasters warn it could cause isolated flooding and storm surge before it loses steam over the next two days. And there could be flooding in Southeastern states because of rainfall totals approaching six inches.
Commuters and vacationers in Georgia and the Carolinas will likely face sloppy conditions through the beginning of the weekend. Andrea could bring up to a foot of flooding on the sound side of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The storm is expected to lose steam by Saturday as it moves through the East.