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.
Meanwhile, severe storms are expected farther north along the East Coast on Thursday. From the Weather Channel:
And Arthur is forecasted to make its way north over the weekend, possibly touching New England on Saturday.
BOOOOOOOO to the lack of patriotism demonstrated by these natural climate forces.