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Tracking Hurricane Arthur: Storm Tops 90 MPH, Moves Toward Cape Hatteras

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Arthur is headed right for the Carolina coastline and will get there in the wee hours of the night.  Top winds now are 90mph but signs are that it could increase to 100-105mph by early tomorrow morning.  The track of the storm is now very critical as to the effects on the Outer Banks.  Some of the models indicate that it could very well cross over Ocracoke and into Pamlico Sound, and then back out over the northern part of Hatteras Island.  This would be very bad as it would bring the core of the winds into Cape Hatteras, and would increase winds early tomorrow morning in Nags Head to 60mph or higher along with creating 2 rounds of sound side flooding there.

Arthur is a small storm and will rapidly move out tomorrow.  We will see clearing skies by the afternoon and highs in the mid 80s (it will be breezy).  

Here in Central Virginia.  Showers and thunderstorms will be likely tonight as a cold front oozes through the area.   Arthur is holding it back over us, so we could have several rounds of rain, which we can actually use.   That will knock our overnight lows back down in to the lower 70s.

Our weekend is really good, sunny for Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 80s, then 85-90.  But the humidity won’t be an issue at all over us.   Next week, it will be back to the steamer as heat and humidity are here by Tuesday with isolated thunderstorms too.

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