Posted: May 16, 2020 / 11:55 PM EDTUpdated: May 18, 2020 / 02:32 AM EDT
The first Tropical Storm of the season (named Arthur) isoff the coast of North Carolina. It may brush eastern North Carolina, but for the most part it will stay just offshore of the East Coast.
The strongest winds on the N. Carolina Coast will likely come on Monday. Note the Tropical Storm Warning for the N. Carolina coastal areas.
The strongest winds from Arthur should remain offshore. A little perspective…we’ll probably get more rain from the storm system this Sunday-Monday in Lower Michigan than E. North Carolina will get today…the peak winds gusts may also be just as strong. Here’s Michigan weather observations and North Carolina weather observations. Here’s North Carolina radar:
Here’s the list of names for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic/Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico for 2020. We start with the letter “A” and move through the alphabet…no names are given with the letters “Q – U – X – Y – Z”.
Keep things in perspective. It’s possible that the Sunday/Sunday night storm here in West Michigan could bring stronger wind gusts and heavier rain than what Arthur will bring to eastern N. Carolina.
ALSO: There’s a much bigger storm in the Bay of Bengal – Tropical Cyclone “Amphan”. This has the potential to do significant damage from storm surge, wind and flooding in far E. India and Bangladesh.