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Tracking Arthur for the 4th of July

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Tropical Storm Arthur is still off the eastern coast of Florida moving towards the north. Sustained winds are just below Category 1 hurricane strength. Arthur will likely become a hurricane late tonight into early tomorrow. 

Here in SNE,  Thursday will be a partly to mostly cloudy day with scattered showers and storms possible from a frontal system moving in from the west. The day won't be a complete washout but the chance is there through the afternoon and into the evening. Expect another warm and muggy day with highs in the mid 80s and a breeze from the south through the afternoon. 

As we head into Thursday night/early Friday morning we will see the isolated showers and storms. Through the early morning on the 4th of July expect light to moderate showers across the area. As we head into midday and Tropical Storm Arthur gets closer, heavier rain will build into the area. Arthur will pass well to our SE but will bring heavy rain through Friday night into early Saturday morning. Arthur will move well to our NE by Saturday afternoon. 

For the weekend, conditions will continue to improve with highs in the low to mid 80s inland. The main concern once Arthur pushes to our north will be high surf at area beaches and out on the water, and also dangerous rip currents through the weekend. 

Chelsea Priest, ABC6 StormTracker WeatherTeam
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