The July 4th Weekend Outlook & A Look At Arthur

The holiday outlook is looking beautiful in our area, but this is at the expense of a stormy forecast along the east coast.

 It's official! Hurricane Arthur has reached Catagory 2 levels with 100 MPH winds being observed this Thursday night. A friend of mine in Wilmington, NC has shared with me that an issue they are seeing tonight is street flooding. Wind gusts inland have already been reported up to 40 MPH. The hardest hit area is expected to be the Outer Banks, where the storm will pass by rather closely to overnight. Here's a look at this storms projected path...

 Notice how after the storm passes by Virginia beach, it starts to turn further out to sea. This will lead to a smaller impact for northeastern states on Friday and Saturday. 

 

Locally, we will be feeling some influence from this hurricane. This storm is taking all the energy needed to ignite storms in our area, and so we will be left with a storm-free forecast for the holiday weekend...

High pressure will bring a light northwest breeze to our region this Fourth of July. It will feel comfortable, with low humidity and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. It will start to warm-up over the weekend, with highs in the upper 80s by Sunday.

 

Have a great and safe Fourth of July!

 

Kelly Ann

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