Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens as watches issued for Carolina

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens as watches issued for Carolina coast

Posted: Updated:
These graphics show probabilities of sustained (1-minute average) surface wind speeds equal to or exceeding 39 mph (tropical storm force). These wind speed probability graphics are based on the official National Hurricane Center track. (Source NWS) These graphics show probabilities of sustained (1-minute average) surface wind speeds equal to or exceeding 39 mph (tropical storm force). These wind speed probability graphics are based on the official National Hurricane Center track. (Source NWS)
Though it may not be safe, surfers took to the waves of Cocoa Beach, FL, on Wednesday. (Source: WKMG/CNN) Though it may not be safe, surfers took to the waves of Cocoa Beach, FL, on Wednesday. (Source: WKMG/CNN)
  • Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens as watches issued for Carolina coastMore>>

  • High winds, flooding strike Midwest

    High winds, flooding strike Midwest

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-07-01 06:14:21 GMT
    After tornadoes and flash floods hit the middle of the country on Sunday, residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Arkansas braced for more severe weather Monday.More >>
    After tornadoes and flash floods hit the middle of the country on Sunday, residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Arkansas braced for more severe weather Monday.
    More >>

(RNN) – Sustained winds for Tropical Storm Arthur increased overnight to 60 mph, and the storm was expected to become a hurricane as early as Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

At 5 a.m. ET, the storm was moving north at 6 mph and was located 90 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral, FL, according to the NWS.

New watches were issued with the 5 a.m. advisory. A hurricane watch was issued Wednesday morning from Bogue Inlet, NC, to Oregon Inlet, NC. The watch includes Pamlico Sound.

A tropical storm watch was placed in effect from South Santee River, SC, to south of Bogue Inlet, NC, and from north of Oregon Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border. This storm watch includes Eastern Albemarle Sound.

In Florida, a tropical storm watch remained in effect from Sebastian Inlet to Flagler Beach.

Arthur was expected to strengthen into a weak hurricane off the East Coast before becoming an extra-tropical system near Nova Scotia.

Arthur was the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm is a system of winds between 39 mph and 73 mph.

The storm’s current predictive track calls for the storm to turn generally northward before taking a turn northeast, making its way up the Atlantic coast through the week as it gains strength and speed.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Hurricane SeasonMore>>

  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:11:29 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >>
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken...More >>
  • Hurricane Odile lashes the Baja Peninsula

    Hurricane Odile lashes the Baja Peninsula

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 04:07:16 GMT

    Thousands of tourists and locals are hunkered down riding out Hurricane Odile.

    More >>

    Thousands of tourists and locals are hunkered down riding out Hurricane Odile.

    More >>
  • Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:41:16 GMT
    Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage.More >>
    Odile weakened to a tropical storm Monday night after blazing a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels, and left entire...More >>
Powered by WorldNow