It is expected that the environment “Arthur” will go into the ocean
Tropical storm Arthur on Monday brought heavy rains to parts of North Carolina. Meanwhile, weather forecasters warn of strong winds and breaking waves throughout the day.
Arthur is the first tropical storm to receive its own name in the current Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins only after two weeks and ends in late November.
The National Hurricane Watch Center said the storm could cause 2 to 7 centimeters of rain in North Carolina. Before rising higher along the coast, Arthur has flooded Florida in recent days.
The center expects the storm to depart from the US east coast later on Monday and Tuesday night, probably losing its tropical characteristics to the environment when it goes further into open waters.
In Florida, rainfall came at a speed of almost 5 centimeters per hour, leading to massive flooding in Miami and its environs.
Although the hurricane season begins on June 1, storms sometimes form earlier. Last year, the Andrea subtropical storm formed south of Bermuda in late May but did not last long.
At the end of May 2018, a tropical storm “Alberto” hit the coast of northwest Florida and reached lower Michigan in the north, after which it dissipated.