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Tropical Storm Arthur is Gaining Strength


The 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center says that maximum sustatined winds from Tropical Storm Arthur have reached 50 MPH, and it's expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday.

It is currently drifting towards the northwest at 2 MPH, and is expected to continue that general motion tonight.

A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for the east coast of Florida from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach.  

The forecast track has Arthur making a turn to the north on Wednesday, and it's center is expected to stay just offshore and move east of the east-central coast of Florida during the next day or so.

Read the complete 5pm Update from the NHC here.

Photo: NHC


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