Andrea to bring high surf, wind to Alabama coast

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Andrea may bring heavy surf, wind and minor flooding to the Alabama coast.

The National Weather Service says rough surf and waves as high as 4 feet are possible, along with dangerous rip currents. Winds could be gusty.

Forecasters say low-lying areas could flood along the coast as the storm moves toward an expected landfall east of Alabama on the Florida Panhandle.

There's a 50% chance of rain on the Alabama coast Thursday and Friday, with high temperatures in the upper 80s.

The storm isn't expected to have a major impact on Alabama, but officials say 13 people had to be rescued from rough surf on state beaches on Wednesday.

For more information, be sure to check out the ABC 33/40 Hurricane Center