Tropical Storm Arthur forms in Atlantic, 1st named storm of 2020 season

ATLANTA — Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida Saturday night. This is the first named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says the storm is currently forecast to skirt the North Carolina coast Monday.

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Here’s what you need to know:

  • Deon says there’s no threat to north Georgia from Arthur.
  • Storm is projected to stay off Georgia coast but could create rough surf and rip currents
  • Arthur is projected to remain a tropical storm
  • Tropical storm warning has been issued for the North Carolina outer banks for 40+ wind gusts and heavy rain

This is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said this marks the sixth consecutive year that a storm has developed before the season’s official start.