Tropical Storm Arthur moves out, more rain on way all week
Expect heavy surf to remain a danger along the Carolina coast through midweek. Steady rain moves into central NC for Tuesday.
all right. The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center of the 11 o'clock advisory is in Avoid. Storm is so close to Cape Hatteras it's only 20 miles offshore from Cape Patters, but it certainly looks like the center is not going to pass over Cape Hatteras. It doesn't look like we're gonna have Ah, land fall out of the system. Let's take a look. I'll go ahead and lose the satellite view here and zoom in a little bit and you can see, really, At this point, the whole system is pushing or pulling away from Cape Hatteras right now. With this advisory, couple things happened. It's intensified just slightly. The pressure has lowered, which is an indication of strengthening. Winds went from 45 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour. And then that's gonna be right around the center of the circulation Max gusts at 65 it's now moving northeast at 16 which is one mile faster in the previous advisories. Not not huge. The forecast drag is the same. It continues to swing out to sea by eight oclock this evening. It's well off the coast and continues to weaken gradually as we get through the next several days and just becomes a tropical depression by the time we get to save Thursday. So there's gonna look at stats with that 20 mile distance there, and that will of that will continue to move pretty significantly over the next couple of hours, with store moving at about 15 miles per hour. Taking on out, you can see there's the ring. The rain bands of really weakened a bit, too. That reigns, not nearly as heavy. Rain is out of the Morehead City area for the most part, but continues to pound the Outer Banks, which, of course, is our most fragile area. Certainly some overwash over Highway 12 beach erosion, that sort of thing on the Outer Banks. That's probably gonna be the biggest thing that we see out of this system now. We did have some heavy rain around Morehead City area. Anywhere from 2 to 3 inches were showing up on radar, but we had some rain gauges show Newport, which is north of Morehead City, at 5.5 inches. So we've had some some windy conditions and ah, wind in that area. Strong winds up to 53 miles per hour. This is a look at our current wins. These air steady winds and way have winds blowing out of the north west, both for today about 21 miles per hour and gusts there to 28. But again, we haven't seen any wind gusts that are gonna be terribly strong. The thing that's gonna cause a whole lot of damage a few trees down, some isolated power outages, some very minor flooding. We're only looking at a two foot storm surge. With this, I wouldn't be surprised if they start to drop the tropical storm warning for, say, the Morehead City area. Since the storm has already moved north of their smooth it out pretty quickly on our newscasts. As we get through the afternoon, we'll be talking more about what has been left behind. Have live crews out on the coast, will be interested to hear what they have to say. Everybody has a good afternoon