Tropical Storm Arthur expected to reach Hurricane strength - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Tropical Storm Arthur expected to reach Hurricane strength

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA, Ga. -

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Arthur is still churning off the east coast of Florida about 90 miles east of Cape Canaveral with maximum winds estimated at 60 mph and moving northward at 6 mph.

The cold front that will provide north Georgia relief from the heat and humidity tomorrow will help accelerate Arthur to the northeast and will take it along the eastern seaboard for the next few days. Strengthening is forecast to category one hurricane intensity (about 75mph winds) within the next 24 hours.

From there, it will make a close approach to the coastal areas of North Carolina (if not landfall along the Outer Banks) overnight Thursday night into early Friday morning.

Between now and Friday, rough surf and rip currents will be a threat for all coastal areas of Georgia and the Carolinas, something to be mindful of if you are traveling the beach for Independence Day.

Over the weekend, models are still in agreement that Arthur will remain offshore of the northeastern US. On this forecast path, outer bands of rain may spoil the holiday weekend there, but the biggest tropical impacts would largely stay offshore.

Since there is more uncertainty in the forecast path once it passes the Outer Banks of North Carolina, changes in expected impacts for the northeastern US can change. The latest tropical updates are always available at MY FOX HURRICANE online.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Back to School Jamboree with Hosea Feed The Hungry

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

    Hosea Feed the Hungry will host their annual Back to School Jamboree on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Turner Field. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.

  • Taco Thursday with Buck

    Taqueria Tsunami in Marietta on Square- Asian Latino Fusion

    Taqueria Tsunami in Marietta on Square- Asian Latino Fusion

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:41:09 GMT
    What do you get when you combine the flavors from the Far East with the flavors from South of the Border? You get Taqueria Tsunami, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant on the Marietta Square which just happens to be this week's stop on 'Taco Thursday...With Buck'.
    What do you get when you combine the flavors from the Far East with the flavors from South of the Border? You get Taqueria Tsunami, a Latin-Asian fusion restaurant on the Marietta Square which just happens to be this week's stop on 'Taco Thursday...With Buck'.
  • Big E celebration comes to North Georgia

    Big E celebration comes to North Georgia

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:40:00 GMT
    You know what the "Big E" is, right? Elvis! And the King is being celebrated in North Georgia this weekend! The 11th Annual Big E Fest and ETA Competition happens this weekend in Cornelia, GA.
    You know what the "Big E" is, right? Elvis! And the King is being celebrated in North Georgia this weekend! The 11th Annual Big E Fest and ETA Competition happens this weekend in Cornelia, GA.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices