by Karl Utermohlen | July 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Tropical storm Arthur is now being called Hurricane Arthur as it rapidly reaches Category 2 status.
The hurricane was about 110 miles south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina Thursday afternoon and it is expected to hit the North Carolina Outer Banks late Thursday and early Friday. Hurricane Arthur’s current maximum sustained winds stand at 90 miles per hour, according to U.S. forecasters said.
The storm’s winds are expected to reach 105 mph by Friday but there is some good news. Most of Hurricane Arthur’s gusts will remain offshore by Friday and eventually slow down, giving hope to North Carolina residents looking to celebrate the 4th of July the right way.
Happy 4th of July!
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