Tropical Storm Arthur develops off of Florida’s coast

Tropical Storm Arthur develops off of Florida’s coast
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -Tropical Storm Arthur has developed off the east-central coast of Florida with max sustained wind of 40 miles per hour.

BREAKING: Tropical Storm Arthur forms off the Florida coast with max sustained wind at 40 miles per hour. This is the...

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Saturday, May 16, 2020

This is the sixth consecutive year with a named storm before the official start to hurricane season on June first, going back to 2015.

Tropical Storm Arthur will move northeast, away from the Florida coastline this weekend.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the North Carolina coastline, where showers and breezy conditions are possible on Monday.

Do you have beach plans the next couple of days on Hilton Head or Tybee? Wave heights are higher than normal along with an increased risk for rip currents thanks to onshore flow from Tropical Depression One.

Posted by Andrew Gorton on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Locally along the Georgia and South Carolina coastline, the northeasterly breeze will cause an increased risk for rip currents over the next two days along with waves up to four feet. Conditions will begin to calm down on Tuesday.

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