Tropical storm could dampen East Coast’s holiday
(CNN) — Talk about fireworks for the Fourth of July.
The National Hurricane Center may be dialing up a hurricane just in time for the nation’s birthday.
The National Hurricane Center says a low-pressure area about 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, is expected to become a tropical storm on Tuesday. As the first storm of the season, it will be call Arthur.
On July 4, a tracking map shows the system as a weak Category One hurricane, just off North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The rains could put a damper activities from the Carolinas to the Northeast.
The system should clear out by the weekend.
Florida can expect heavy rain at the start of the week, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches typical, and up to 5 inches in some areas.
The Bahamas could see up to 6 inches.
CNN’s Ralph Ellis contributed to this report
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