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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A tropical storm warning has been posted for the North Carolina coast after the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service said the warning extends from Flagler Beach, Fla., to Cape Charles Light, Va. The warning includes Pamlico and Albemarle sounds.

The coast can expect up to 4 inches of rain through Friday. Meteorologist David Glenn said the storm could bring gusty winds along the Outer Banks.

Glenn said there’s also a possibility of rip currents and high tides, and that tornadoes are a threat for Friday, depending on Andrea’s path.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to move over southeastern Georgia and eastern South Carolina on Thursday night and Friday.

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