John Ghiorse: Tropical Storm Arthur Attains Hurricane Status
Thursday, July 03, 2014
My forecast for the long holiday weekend has not changed very much. From today through tomorrow warm, muggy tropical air will interact with a cool front bringing clusters of heavy showers and thunderstorms through the area. This wet weather is not directly associated with Arthur. The main affects from the hurricane should be heavy surf at the beaches and very rough seas outside of Narragansett Bay on Saturday with those conditions quieting down on Sunday, Skies should clear on Saturday with sunny, warm and less humid weather through Sunday. The heat and humidity should increase again early next week.
Lastly, as always, the caution is that tropical cyclones are notorious for changing course and intensity. Arthur appears to be one that will behave as expected but everyone should stay updated with our latest forecasts until the storm passes the area.