Arthur becomes a hurricane; expected to move past the Outer Banks tonight

Arthur was upgraded to a Hurricane early this morning and is forecast to move past the North Carolina Outer Banks tonight. Hurricane Watches and Warnings, along with Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings, remain in effect from New Jersey to South Carolina.

In addition to coastal flooding, dangerous rip currents will impact much of the East Coast through this weekend due to Hurricane Arthur, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).