1st Storm of the Season — Arthur
I never look forward to Hurricane Season, but here we are and we now have the first named storm of 2014 and it's name is 'Arthur.'
For those of us in Louisiana, we can pretty much just know that Arthur is out there, because the storm is expected to travel up the Atlantic Coast.
A tropical storm watch has been issued for Florida’s east coast, from Fort Pierce north to Flagler Beach. The NWS advisory stated that “tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area … in the next 24 to 36 hours.”
A tropical storm is a system of winds between 39 mph and 73 mph.
Rainfall accumulations of up to three inches are expected across east-central Florida on Wednesday, with isolated areas experiencing up to 5 inches of rain.
The storm’s current predictive track calls for the storm to turn northwest and then north by Wednesday, making its way up the Atlantic coast through the week as it gains strength and speed.
Arthur is expected to strengthen into a weak hurricane off the East Coast later in the week before becoming an extra-tropical system near Nova Scotia.