Tropical Storm Arthur likely to impact NC’s Outer Banks
Tropical Storm Arthur formed Saturday evening off Florida’s east-central coast to start the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.
Arthur is heading in a north-northeast direction and will not impact Southwest Florida. The storm has max-sustained winds of 45 mph and is moving at 10 mph as of 11 p.m. Sunday.
Arthur is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall over coastal North Carolina beginning Sunday night into Monday, with higher amounts at that time.
11 Advisory: Tropical Storm Arthur has winds sustained at 45 mph. The tropical storm force winds extend 115 miles outward from the center. Arthur’s speed will pick up at it moves NE nearing North Carolina’s coast. @winknews pic.twitter.com/XaRraKW5Wh
— Brooke Silverang (@BrookewinkWX) May 17, 2020
#BREAKING: Tropical Storm Arthur has formed and will move northeast just off the East Coast of the US. It is the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season! No impacts for SWFL as #Arthur moves away from the area… #flwx pic.twitter.com/cLzL6t4RJs
— Greg Rule (@WXRules) May 17, 2020
Watches and warnings
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for a portion of the North Carolina coast. This means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area — in this case within the next 24 hours.
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