Our first of the season, Tropical Storm Arthur, will bring locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds along the North Carolina Coast today, with rough surf and dangerous rip currents throughout the Mid Atlantic. Meanwhile, a slow-moving cold front will bring several days of heavy rainfall from the Ohio Valley to southern Appalachians, which will bring an elevated risk for both flash flooding and river flooding into mid week. States with Active Advisories: North Carolina, California (Winter)
State breakdown below:
California - Winter Storm Warning - Sierras. 3-6 inches of snow with localized amounts up to 13 inches until midnight. Expected to impact transit including along I-80.
North Carolina - Tropical Storm Warning - Coastal from Surf City to Duck. 30-40mph winds with gusts up to 55mph, 2 foot storm surge, and localized flooding. Further inland, conditions are somewhat favorable for tornadoes.
Arthur is currently centered 100 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and is moving to the North-Northeast. It marks the sixth consecutive hurricane season that has started early, prior to June 1st.