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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!

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