In the latest morning update from the National Hurricane Center, the center of Tropical Storm Arthur was located near latitude 37.0 North, longitude 70.6 West. Arthur is moving toward the east-northeast near 15 miles per hour, and a turn toward the east is expected later this morning. The storm's sustained winds remained around 60 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Arthur moved out to sea Monday after dumping heavy rain on North Carolina as forecasters warned that the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season could continue to whip unsafe surf and rip currents for another day or more along the U.S. East Coast.
The agency forecasts some strengthening over the next two days and Arthur is likely to lose its tropical characteristics on Tuesday and drift away from the east coast of the United States.
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With the storm comes heavy surf and life-threatening rip current risks.
A compilation of webcam footage from Monday showed wind-whipped rain and turbulent seas in the area.
Meteorologists noted that Arthur is getting stronger this Sunday as he moves northwest away from the coasts of Florida, Georgia and SC, by Monday morning approach those in North Carolina, where it is expected to impact with some minor flooding and swell along the coast.More news: Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection, vaccine
Tropical Storm Arthur brought bouts of rain and intermittent strong wind gusts to the Outer Banks on Monday morning, but there have been no major coastal flooding events or severe impacts to Hatteras or Ocracoke islands as of 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
The arrival of Arthur continued a trend of preseason development in recent years.
The Bermuda Weather Service said Tropical Storm Arthur will pass to the "distant northwest" of Bermuda today before it curved sharply and headed back towards the island later Wednesday into Thursday.More news: Netflix announces Space Force, reveals trailer
The storm upgraded from a Tropical Depression One into a Tropical Storm late Saturday night.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1.
AccuWeather meteorologists say there is no other organized tropical system in the Atlantic and any new development is not expected through at least early next week.More news: NZ COVID Tracer app released