From Meteorologist Glenn Glazer...

It is a Storm Team 5 Weather Alert Day.

Update: 11:00  a.m.

Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off of the Florida coast. Most of the heavy rainfall remains offshore and over the Bahamas. 

At 11:00 a.m. the center of  Arthur was located near latitude 27.6 north and longitude 79.3 west. Arthur is moving toward the northwest near 2 mph.

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Bands of showers and thunderstorms will swing through our area today, with the highest chances for rain this afternoon and this evening.  Sustained winds remain at 40 mph.

Arthur will begin to move north later today, and then accelerate to the north/northeast through the end of the week.

It could become a Category 1 Hurricane as it nears the North Carolina coast on the Fourth of July.

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Tonight, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible as Tropical Depression One (or at that time Tropical Storm Arthur) begins to move to the north.  Lows in the 70s with mostly cloudy skies.

Wednesday, partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.  Highs near 90 degrees.

Thursday through Sunday, partly sunny with isolated rainfall possible each day. Highs around 90 degrees.

Monday, mostly sunny with very isolated rainfall possible.  Highs in the low 90s.