Grand Strand under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for the U.S. East Coast from Flagler Beach, Florida to Surf City, North Carolina.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area generally within 48 hours.

Hurricane Hunters investigated the area of disturbed weather in the Gulf of Mexico and found a clearly defined center and winds strong enough to name it Tropical Storm Andrea.

Click here to get more information on what this could mean for our area from Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski.