NEW ORLEANS — Tropical Storm Arthur formed Saturday night off Florida's coast north of the Bahamas. On Sunday, its maximum sustained winds increased very slightly to 45 mph as it drifted northward.
It is forecast to move northeast and skirt near North Carolina Monday. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the North Carolina coast where some heavy rain and gusty winds are likely. A trough of low pressure sweeping across the eastern US should keep the center just off the coast. By Tuesday it will veer out into the Atlantic and eventually weaken.
Visit WCNC.com for the latest track of the storm.