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Tropical Storm Arthur to become hurricane, skip past Charleston coast

  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

National Hurricane Center image Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane Thursday when it is off the coast of South Carolina.

The National Hurricane Center has released its Wednesday forecast saying Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of hurricane season, will become a hurricane as it stays off shore traveling past the Charleston area Thursday.

The storm is now expected to strike the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, Bogue Inlet to Oregon Inlet, early Friday morning.

Coastal areas from Florida to North Carolina should expect 1-2 inches of rain. Some areas could see up to 4 inches of rain.

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