Tropical Storm Fay weakens, made landfall as tropical storm

What's left of Fay will get swept away by a cold front.
What's left of Fay will get swept away by a cold front. (WPLG)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Beaches closing and President Donald Trump postponed his rally in New Hampshire as Tropical Storm Fay churned north toward New York Friday.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said that Fay had made landfall along the coast of New Jersey about 10 miles north-northeast of Atlantic City.

The National Weather Service issued a post tropical cyclone advisory saying that the center of the post-tropical cyclone will continue to move across northwestern New England late on Saturday and over southeastern Canada on Saturday night and Sunday.

The forecasters said the advisory would be its last for the system that was expected to continue moving north Saturday.

Fay had closed beaches and flooded shore town streets after it made landfall as a tropical storm Friday afternoon in New Jersey. It weakened once it hit land and was expected to dissipate Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

Fay sets the record for being the earliest-developing “F” storm in the record book.

Two named storms formed before the official June 1 start of the hurricane season. None of this season’s previous five named storms strengthened into hurricanes.

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