Tropical storm could dampen East Coast’s holiday

Tropical Storm July 4th

(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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1 Comment

  • Spencer

    “As the first storm of the season, it will be (call) Arthur.”…. You may want to give your editors another cup of coffee!

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