Thursday, July 3, 2014
Arthur, which is now a hurricane, is expected to move near the North Carolina Outer Banks tonight.
The storm, with 75 mph winds, is located at 31.3n 79.1w, or about 190 miles SSW of Cape Fear North Carolina. It is moving north at 9 mph. A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected today...followed by a further increase in forward speed tonight and Friday.
The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for the South Strand. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
Storm surge...the combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters. The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... 2 to 4 ft southern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina
Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible along the upper coast of South Carolina.
The worst of the weather for the South Strand is expected to exit the area this evening. Sunshine is in the forecast for the 4th of July.