Hurricane Arthur: First Hurricane of the Atlantic Season

      As of the 8am update from the National Hurricane Center,{} Arthur is now a Category 1 hurricane with max winds of 80 mph and moving north/northeast at 8 mph.{} Check out the storm via satellite and radar. {}{}

      NOAA Intellicast Radar

      The storm is currently bringing rain to eastern South Carolina and is expected to pass over eastern NC later tonight.{}{} Mandatory evacuations are already in place for Hatteras Island, NC.{}{} Hurricane warnings are in effect for these areas, as heavy rain, gusty winds, coastal flooding, and dangerous surf are expected.{}

      NWS Morehead City, NC

      Arthur is projected to brush the Carolina coast tonight and be off the mid-Atlantic coast by midday tomorrow.{} Check out the latest track map from the National Hurricane Center.

      National Hurricane Center.

      Our local impact from Arthur will occur today.{} As a cold front approaches from the west, and tropical moisture from Arthur feeds into our area, severe storms and flash flooding will be possible this afternoon and evening.{} The Storm Prediction Center has our area in an elevated risk for severe storms with damaging winds.{} The National Weather Service has also issued a flash flood watch for later today, as well.

      Storm Prediction Center NWS Sterling, VA

      The cold front will slide east tomorrow morning and help push Arthur farther out to sea.{} Drier air will slide in from west to east through the day tomorrow.{} It should be rather delightful for the fireworks displays tomorrow evening with low humidity, comfortable temperatures, and a nice breeze.

      The rest of the holiday weekend forecast looks great.{}{} Have fun and be safe!