A enlarged view of the three-day forecast track for Tropical Depression One issued at 11 a.m. EDT July 1 by the National Hurricane Center.
Graphic courtesy NHC
A view of the five-day forecast track for Tropical Depression One issued at 11 a.m. EDT July 1 by the National Hurricane Center. The storm was located about 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral.
The first tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season formed Tuesday morning offshore the central Florida Atlantic Coast. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Pierce to Flagler Beach.
According to the 11 a.m. report from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Arthur was about 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral. Maximum sustained winds are about 40 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected.
Arthur could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday morning off the coast of North Carolina.
During the past few hours, sustained winds of 38 mph were reported at Settlement Point observation site on Grand Bahama Island with gusts up to 44 mph. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
Hurricane season began June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. For more information, visit TBN's hurricane guide.