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Tropical Storm Joaquin as of earlier this afternoon. (The Weather Channel) 0

East Coast Braces for Flooding as Tropical Storm Brews in Atlantic

East Coast Braces for Flooding as Tropical Storm Brews in Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean) A 125-mile-wide tropical storm is escalating in the Atlantic, as weather experts expect it to upgrade to a full-blown hurricane over the next 24 hours. Tropical storm Joaquin is currently at 70 mph (5 mph increase over past 4 hours) and has already jumped to 990 millibars in barometric pressure, a tell-tale sign of increasing windspeeds to come. Though the storm is expected to weaken over the weekend, eastern-coastal areas of the United States from North Carolina to New England are bracing for a potential impact. Some models...