Wednesday Evening Update On ArthurJuly 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
The 5pm update has been issued by the National Hurricane Center. Here is the latest forecast track:
You can see the current information box on the graphic above. This storm has 70mph winds, remember winds at 74mph is the threshold for being a category 1 hurricane. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for more counties than what was issued earlier today. There were the areas added: Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach. Go HERE to see the current warnings.
Overwash is a highly possible along Hwy 12 especially south of the Oregon Inlet. The northern half of the Outer Banks will also see significant surf with waves around 10ft.
The computer models have been trending a path just slightly to the west of the NHC’s forecast line putting the center of the storm over Cape Hatteras around 2am. If the storm makes a westerly track the wind speeds will be higher for the OBX cities. For the Hampton Road’s cities wind speeds will be 20-30mph with gusts around 40mph. Flooding doesn’t look to be an issue as the storm surge will be less than 1 foot.
As new models come up we will let you know, keep an eye on the warnings page and WAVY TV 10 for any further updates.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson