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Tropical Storm Arthur will track near the Outer Banks

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 11:02:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The first tropical system of the year in the Atlantic developed on Saturday. Tropical Depression 1 formed at 5 p.m. Saturday, and was then upgraded to Tropical Storm Arthur at 11 p.m.

The storm is located north of the Bahamas and south of the Outer Banks.

The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center moves the center of Arthur near the Outer Banks on Monday.

That track roughly falls in the center of the plot of all computer models. Model trends over the past 24 hours have shifted the path westward.

The Outer Banks will see 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, as well as some gusts over 40 mph. Arthur will also cause high waves in excess of 8 to 10 feet at North Carolina beaches.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for North Carolina.

The only impact to central Virginia will be increased moisture that will help fuel additional showers. Some gusts over 20 mph are possible.

In Virginia Beach, heavier showers will occur as well as some gusts in excess of 30 mph. Waves may exceed 8 feet.

Arthur will move away from the Mid Atlantic coast late Monday into Monday night.

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