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
Tropical Storm Arthur moving NNE staying off the coast of Georgia but it will create some rough surf and dangerous rip currents at GA beaches. pic.twitter.com/P6A49Msr05— Eboni Deon, WSB (@EboniDeonWSB) May 17, 2020
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.
#Arthur is official! This marks the sixth consecutive year that a storm has developed before the official start of hurricane season, June 1. I'm going through the latest data now and will bring it to you live in less than five minutes. pic.twitter.com/ckVFJDZr0c— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) May 17, 2020
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