The wait is over! As the above video attests, the first tropical storm of the hurricane season has formed off the southeast coast of Florida. Currently slow moving at 2mph, Arthur’s expected to head north along the coast toward the Carolinas.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for Florida’s east coast,
from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach.
A steady increase in southwesterly steering winds over the southeastern United States is expected to gradually turn Tropical Storm Arthur northward over the next 24-36 hours, and then accelerate the system faster toward the northeast on Thursday and Friday.
Winds are currently at 40 mph with gusts as high as 50-60 mph but by Friday, Arthur is expected to have matured into a full blown hurricane at which point he will be given a new name that’s equally human thus making any destruction it causes feel highly personal.