Arthur forecast: Storm expected to hit North Carolina as hurricane on July 4 weekend.

East Coast Expected to Be Rocked by Storms Over Fourth of July Weekend

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July 2 2014 10:20 AM

East Coast Expected to Be Rocked by Storms Over Fourth of July Weekend

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Tropical storm Arthur is forecast to become a hurricane and "skim" North Carolina on the Fourth of July. From the AP:

The storm's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday were near 60 mph (95 kph), and the National Hurricane Center said Arthur was expected to strengthen to a hurricane by Thursday.
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And Arthur is forecasted to make its way north over the weekend, possibly touching New England on Saturday.

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BOOOOOOOO to the lack of patriotism demonstrated by these natural climate forces.

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