Arthur May Bear Down on North Carolina as Hurricane


By Alex Sosnowski

The first tropical depression of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season formed off the east coast of Florida early on Monday night.

Not only is the system likely to become the first tropical storm of the season but the Hurricane Center projects the system could also become the season’s first hurricane.

The first name on the list of tropical storms and hurricanes for the 2014 Atlantic season is Arthur.

This system is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm and drift northward along the East Coast during the next couple of days, spreading rough surf, gusty thunderstorms and locally drenching downpours.

The storm battled dry air and wind shear (disruptive winds) on Monday east of Florida and north of the Bahamas but was beginning to overcome the obstacles to development.

According to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, “As the dry air and wind shear diminish this week…

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