RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur has strengthened to a hurricane in the Atlantic, where it threatens to deliver the Carolinas a glancing blow on Independence Day.
The hurricane's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning were 80 mph (130 kph). The storm's outer bands have started to reach southern parts of North Carolina.
Hurricane warnings on the state's coast stretch from Surf City to the Virginia border.
Arthur is centered about 300 miles (480 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and is moving north near 9 mph (15 kph).
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has prompted a mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors on the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island. A voluntary evacuation is underway on Ocracoke Island.
Up the East Coast, worries of weather from Arthur have prompted some cities to delay fireworks and other July Fourth festivities. Forecasters warn of rain, wind and potentially life-threatening rip tides.
After more than 6 hours, at least 8 tornadoes and hundreds of homes and buildings damaged, a tornado outbreak in central Indiana has come to…
People grabbed their cell phones Wednesday and captured video of the violent tornado outbreak across Central Indiana.
Several tornado warnings were issued for Marion County Wednesday and at least one confirmed tornado was spotted on Indianapolis' northeast side.
Damage was reported to homes and businesses in Kokomo after a tornado Wednesday.
Several tornadoes touched down in Howard County Wednesday leaving multiple homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.
Several tornado warnings are active right now in Central Indiana.