Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, dumped rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes on Florida Thursday as it began what is expected to be a soggy march up the U.S. east coast.

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  • Allen Michael Reynolds, left, and his brother, David Anthony Reynolds look at the roots of a tree that fell onto their home during Tropical Storm Andrea on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla. Both brothers were inside when the tree fell and only suffered a few scratches. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • David Allen Reynolds looks for belongings in his living room after Tropical Storm Andrea caused a tree to fall through the roof of his home on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla. Reynolds was sitting on the couch, at right, reading a book and watching weather updates no the television when the tree fell. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • David Anthony Reynolds looks at the front of his trailer after Tropical Storm Andrea caused a tree to fall through the roof of on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Gainesville, Fla. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved over land toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

  • Paul Jackson with CNN's storm coverage team waits to do a live shot under the Johnnie Mercer's Pier in Wrightsville Beach, N.C Friday June 7, 2013. Tropical Storm Andrea is bringing rain and wind to Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power and streams to swell. The storm was racing through South Carolina early Friday and was expected to move into eastern North Carolina by midday. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Paul Stephen )

  • Crews cleare a large tree that fell across Airlie Road early Friday, June 7, 2013 in Wilmington, N.C. Tropical Storm Andrea is bringing rain and wind to Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power and streams to swell. The storm was racing through South Carolina early Friday and was expected to move into eastern North Carolina by midday. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Paul Stephen )

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL - JUNE 6: (L to R) Ryleigh Fisher, her sister Holly fisher and cousin Hannah Helm of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, play in the heavy rain and surf June 6, 2013 in St. George Island, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL - JUNE 6: A man walks on the beach in the heavy rain and surf June 6, 2013 in St. George Island, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL - JUNE 6: Holly Fisher (L) and her cousin Hannah Helm, from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, play in the heavy rain and surf June 6, 2013 in St. George Island, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains and possible tornados across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL - JUNE 6: (L to R) Ryleigh Fisher, her sister Holly fisher and cousin Hannah Helm of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, play in the heavy rain and surf June 6, 2013 in St. George Island, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • A surfer rides a wave in the Gulf of Mexico near the Okaloosa Island fishing Pier in Fort Walton Beach, Fla, on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Tropical Storm Andrea pushed high surf into the Panhandle closing the water to swimmers in most areas. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)

  • Beach residents Sherry Fix, left, and her son James, 11, hold their hoods as they venture out on Neptune Beach, Fla. to check out the waves Thursday, June 6, 2013. "This is what you are supposed to do on the last day of school, come to the beach," Sherry said. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • Cory Dunbar, a Neptune Beach Lifeguard, checks the surf outside the station at the end of Atlantic Blvd. in Neptune Beach, Fla. Thursday, June 6, 2013. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • The High Hazard surf warning flag flies in front of the Atlantic Beach, Fla., Ocean Rescue station was nearly blown away by the winds. Wind, rain and heavy surf hit the area as Tropical Storm Andrea moved into Florida. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • A crew of lifeguards from the Neptune Beach Lifeguard Station scatter the sea birds as they return to their station after warning two surfers halfway between Atlantic Blvd. and the Jacksonville Beach Pier Thursday, June 6, 2013. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, hammered Florida with rain, heavy winds, and tornadoes Thursday as it moved toward the coast of Georgia and the Carolinas, promising sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways through the beginning of the weekend. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

  • NOAA CARIBBEAN

    This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT shows Tropical Storm Andrea over the eastern Gulf with widespread rain and gusty winds over Florida and parts of Alabama and Georgia. Partly to mostly cloudy skies over much of the Caribbean with scattered rain showers over the Bahamas and western Cuba. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    IN SPACE - JUNE 6: In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea

    Kyle Richardson, 17, watches as another surfer rides a wave generated by Tropical Storm Andrea in Panama City Beach, Fla. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Heavy rain poured down on much of Florida Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state's western coast, while a new tropical storm warning was issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/The News Herald, Andrew Wardlow)

  • An image provided by NASA from the Terra satellite shows Tropical Storm Andrea as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico and approaches Florida's west coast on Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 12:25 p.m. EDT. Heavy rain poured across much of Florida on Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state. (AP Photo/NASA)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea

    Mike McKinney rides a wave generated by Tropical Storm Andrea in Panama City Beach, Fla. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Heavy rain poured down on much of Florida Thursday as the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season headed toward the state's western coast, while a new tropical storm warning was issued for a swath of the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/The News Herald, Andrew Wardlow)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 06: Hurricane Specialist, Robbie Berg , keeps an eye on the path of Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center on June 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and is moving northeastward towards northern Florida and will move inland later Thursday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 06: Hurricane Specialist, John Cangialosi, keeps an eye on the path of Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center on June 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and is moving northeastward towards northern Florida and will move inland later Thursday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 06: Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven (L) and Jamie Rhome, Storm Surge Specialist, work on tracking the path of Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center on June 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and is moving northeastward towards northern Florida and will move inland later Thursday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 06: Hurricane Specialist, John Cangialosi, charts the path of Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center on June 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and is moving northeastward towards northern Florida and will move inland later Thursday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    MIAMI, FL - JUNE 06: Senior Hurricane Specialist Jack Beven (L) and Hurricane Specialist, John Cangialosi, work on tracking the path of Tropical Storm Andrea at the National Hurricane Center on June 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Andrea is the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and is moving northeastward towards northern Florida and will move inland later Thursday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bears Down On Florida

    PANACEA, FL- JUNE 6: Workers remove unstable docks from Rock Landing Marina June 6, 2013 in Panacea, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bares Down On Florida

    ST GEORGE ISLAND, FL- JUNE 6: Christian Hathcock of Eastpoint, Florida surfs in unusually high waves June 6, 2013 on St. George Island, Florida. Tropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, drenched Florida today and was expected to bring high winds, heavy rain and rough seas along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. in the coming days. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

  • Tropical Storm Andrea Bares Down On Florida

    LANARK VILLAGE, FL - JUNE 6: Graham Lavender (R) and son Bill Lavender secure their boat June 6, 2013 in Lanark Village, near Carrabelle, Florida. Tropical Storm Andrea, the first tropical storm of the season, is expected to bring heavy rains across Florida before heading up the East Coast. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)