Hurricane Arthur is about 110 miles to the south southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina and is forecast to strengthen into a category 2 hurricane by later today. If you are vacationing along the East Coast, be prepared for dangerous rip currents and either tropical storm or hurricane conditions, especially across the Carolina's.
There are already tropical storm and hurricane warnings in effect from South Carolina to Delaware. The greatest probability of hurricane conditions including winds over 105 mph is across North Carolina especially tonight as the eye potentially crosses right over the Outer Banks.
A large trough of low pressure moving eastward will eventually steer Arthur across the Outer Banks of North Carolina and then northeastward towards Nova Scotia this weekend. Squalls and rough seas expected on the 4th of July and Saturday as far north as Maine. My sister vacationing in Cape Cod says due to Arthur the fireworks display is going to be tonight and not on the 4th.
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Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist