Arthur - 07/02/14

Hurricane season is in full swing, and we're now tracking our first tropical storm of the season.  Tropical Storm Arthur has been strengthening over the past 24 hours and it looks as though that trend will continue.  Arthur is on track to become the first hurricane of the 2014 season.  So if your holiday plans include traveling to the east coast, you'll want to pay close attention to the forecast over the next few days.

The 5pm Wednesday update classified Arthur as a strong tropical storm with winds around 70 mph sitting off the northern Florida coastline.  Movement is slow, around 7mph pushing north.  Tropical storm warnings have gone up along the South Carolina coastline, and hurricane warnings along the North Carolina coastline.  Recent models have shifted the track a *tad* west, but it still looks like the core of the storm will remain just off shore over the next two days.  You can check out the official National Hurricane Track to the right.

Showers and storms, gusty winds and high rip current threats will be possible along the Carolina coastline for Thursday and Friday.  Stay weather aware if you are traveling east for the holiday weekend.




 

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