FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Fay formed about 40 miles off the coast of North Carolina Thursday afternoon.
It is packing winds of 45 mph and it is moving to the north at 7 mph.
Tropical Storm Fay is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to portions of the Mid-Atlantic Coast and southern New England.
Flooding and rip currents will be an issue along the eastern seaboard over the next few days.
According to the NHC, Fay will remain a tropical storm through Saturday.
Fay is the earliest “F” named storm on record.
The previous record was held by Franklin on July 21, 2005.