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Hurricane Arthur to impact coast over holiday weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Hurricane Arthur will continue to impact locations along the entire east coast over the holiday weekend.

Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, formed Tuesday morning off the east coast of Florida. The storm was upgraded to hurricane status early Thursday morning.

Hurricane warnings or watches  will be dropped from the entire coast of North Carolina as the storm moves rapidly into Atlantic waters.  The Outer Banks islands received a direct hit from the hurricane's eye, with gusts of around 100 miles-per-hour reported in several locations.  Rain from bands associated with Arthur will affect the eastern seaboard through Friday night, with dangerous high surf and rip currents possible anywhere along the Atlantic coastline. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for coastal areas of Massachusetts through tonight.

Hurricane Arthur was centered about 95 miles (150 kilometers) east-southeast of Norfolk, Virginia and was moving north-northeast at 23 miles-per-hour as of 7 AM Friday.  Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 100 mph. .

Follow updates from the tropics throughout hurricane season at http://WRBL.com/hurricanes.

James Brierton

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