Upgraded Tropical Depression One to Tropical Storm Arthur

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

NHC has upgraded Tropical Depression One to Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named Atlantic storm of the 2014 hurricane season.

Arthur is centered about 95 miles east of Cape Canaveral, moving slowly toward the north-northwest. A turn toward the north is expected on Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. Additional strengthening during the next 48 hours is forecast.

A Tropical Storm Watch continues along Florida’s East coast from Ft. Pierce northward to Flagler Beach. The watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area – in this case within 24 to 36 hours.

Those living along the Southeast U.S. coast should monitor the progress of Arthur.

Get the latest on this tropical storm, including graphics, on the NHC website atwww.hurricanes.gov

For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches or warnings, go to your local NWS website at www.weather.gov

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