Arthur prompts Nantucket, Cape Cod storm warnings

UNITED STATES - JULY 2: In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, Tropical Storm Arthur travels up the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean pictured at 19:45 UTC/GMT on July 2, 2014. According to reports, Arthur, now with maximum sustaned winds of 70 mph, has begun moving steadily northward is expected to strike the North Carolina Outer Banks over the Fourth of July holiday. Arthur is expected to become a hurricane by July 3.   (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 NOAA)
Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks (Handout, 2014 NOAA)
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Updated: 7/03 2:29 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings for Nantucket Island and parts of Cape Cod in Massachusetts as Hurricane Arthur approaches.

A forecast map from the National Hurricane Center in Miami indicates that the center of the storm isn't likely to pass New England until early Saturday.

Arthur is expected to grow to a Category 2 storm with winds of 96 mph before it passes over or near the North Carolina coast by early Friday.

On Thursday afternoon, the storm was a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph (150 kph). Its center was located about 185 miles (300 km) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

 

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