Weather Update: Hurricane Arthur

Tropical Storm Hurricane Arthur

Update: Hurricane Arthur, currently a category 1 is expected to be a category 2 upon landfall.

Hurricane Arthur continues to make it’s way up the coast, and is moving to the north at 6 mph. The storm will move to the north, then northeast. The latest weather update has the storm nearing the Outer Banks early Friday morning. The storm will be at its closest approach to the Brunswick County area Thursday night.

Hurricane Arthur developed from a Tropical Storm into a weak hurricane on Thursday morning, just as it moved off southern North Carolina coastal area. The highest sustained peak winds will occur across portions of Brunswick County Thursday night. Peak gust to around 50 mph are possible, mainly along the immediate coastal areas.

Based on the latest track the bulk of the rainfall generated by Arthur will remain off the coast. One to two inches is possible across the coastal area. Large waves and currents will make the ocean dangerous Thursday through Friday morning. The threat of dangerous rip currents will increase through Thursday, and will persist through all of Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: SWIMMING IS NOT ADVISED DUE TO THE ROUGH SURF AND POTENTIAL FOR STRONG CURRENTS.

Updates will be made as they become available.

Below is a list of Holiday events cancelled or rescheduled due to the storm:

Shallotte Town Concert on July 3rd will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.

The NC 4th of July Festival held in Southport will cancel all outdoor events for July 3rd. July 4th events remain the same.

Surf City: Officials have canceled the July 3 Independence Day Concert and Fireworks. Music and fireworks have been rescheduled for Aug. 29.

Carolina Beach Fireworks by the Sea: Fireworks for 9 p.m. July 3 are canceled, but larger weekly displays will be conducted on the following Thursdays for the rest of the summer

WECT Sounds of Summer Concert Series: July 3 concert has been canceled.

Calabash Summer Concert scheduled for July 3rd has been cancelled.

 

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