Tropical Storm Andrea path update: D.C. area under Flash Flood Watch

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Despite losing some intensity overnight, a Flash Flood Watch will be in effect throughout Friday in the D.C. area as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Andrea continue to move up the East Coast.

As much as 6 inches of rain in some localized spots are possible, with most estimates for the greater Washington area being around 2-4 inches through Friday night.

Here's the latest satellite loop from NOAA:

A Coastal Flood Advisory is also in for areas near the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac.

Further south in Virginia, a Tropical Storm Warning exists for the lower Chesapeake Bay, including the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

After bringing rains, heavy winds and even tornadoes to parts of Florida, Andrea moved quickly across south Georgia and was speeding through the Carolinas early Friday.

The first named storm of the Atlantic season lost some intensity late Thursday and by early Friday, its winds were down to 45 mph.

Ben Nelson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, said Andrea was "moving at a pretty brisk pace" and could lose its tropical characteristics as early as Friday morning.

Stay tuned to ABC7, NewsChannel 8 and for the very latest on Andrea's movements.

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