Tropical Storm Arthur May Rain On Your Independence Day Parade
Americans on the east coast may be in for a wet and windy 4th of July. Tropical Storm Arthur is currently approaching Florida and may escalate to a category 1 hurricane on Thursday, according to The National Weather Service.
Forecasters expect winds to reach peak speeds at 75 mph on Thursday, July 3rd, at which point the storm-turned-hurricane would be headed north off the coast of North Carolina. A hurricane watch has been issued for the much of North Carolina’s coastline.
As the forecasts stand now, Arthur may make landfall tomorrow, July 3rd, and will bring heavy rains along the east coast throughout the weekend. The tropical storm may rain on the Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. and also may cause thunderstorms in Boston the night of fireworks and festivities.
Arthur’s forecasted touchdown comes on one of the busiest days for summer travel, making it a slippery situation for many East Coast road trippers this weekend.