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Tropical Storm Arthur strengthens as watches issued for Carolina coast

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(RNN) – Sustained winds for Tropical Storm Arthur increased overnight to 60 mph, and the storm was expected to become a hurricane as early as Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

At 5 a.m. ET, the storm was moving north at 6 mph and was located 90 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral, FL, according to the NWS.

New watches were issued with the 5 a.m. advisory. A hurricane watch was issued Wednesday morning from Bogue Inlet, NC, to Oregon Inlet, NC. The watch includes Pamlico Sound.

A tropical storm watch was placed in effect from South Santee River, SC, to south of Bogue Inlet, NC, and from north of Oregon Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border. This storm watch includes Eastern Albemarle Sound.

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The storm’s current predictive track calls for the storm to turn generally northward before taking a turn northeast, making its way up the Atlantic coast through the week as it gains strength and speed.

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