As the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2014 season, Arthur, will continue to bring heavy rain, rough surf, high winds and rip currents to areas along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
At 11:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, Arthur made landfall over the Shackleford Banks, which is located between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina, as a Category 2 hurricane.
As of 9:10 a.m. EDT Friday, it has dropped back down to a Category 1.
There will be improving weather across eastern North Carolina Friday afternoon as the worst impacts from Arthur head to the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts through Friday night.
“The main impact will be northward, expanding rough surf with strong rip currents from the Delmarva Peninsula to New Jersey, Long Island and southeastern New England,” AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in EDT)
10:30 a.m. EDT Friday: Flooding pours into Colington, North Carolina, this morning:
9:45 a.m. EDT Friday: Hurricane Arthur is currently churning about 130 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia.
9:10 a.m. EDT Friday: Arthur has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane.
9:00 a.m. EDT Friday: Low clouds hang over New York City as Hurricane Arthur continues tracking north:
8:40 a.m. EDT Friday: Observation site in Hatteras, North Carolina, reports 4.65 feet of surge on the sound side of the coast.
8:20 a.m. EDT Friday: Outer Banks resident Elvis Antonio Disla Pujols stated that nearly 5 feet of water have infiltrated his area:
8:00 a.m. EDT Friday: Watch the latest edition of ‘AccuWeather LIVE’ with Meteorologists Heather Waldman and Mark Mancuso for the latest updates on Hurricane Arthur: