(5:30 a.m. EDT) -- A hurricane watch along the coast of North and South Carolina has now been discontinued. However a tropical storm watch remains in place along much of the eastern seaboard.
Tropical Storm Hanna continues is expected to continue northward along the Atlantic coast throughout the weekend. storm watches and warnings are in effect for much of the eastern seaboard, including New York Harbor, and areas of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Forecasters expect the storm to reach the Mid-Atlantic States today, New England tonight and Sunday, and Canada by Sunday evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 miles per hour. Tropical Hanna is forecast to lose its tropical characteristics on Sunday.
--by Kelly Ranson, U.K. Editor, and Melissa Baldwin, Managing Editor
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