Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina’s Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.
Arthur has scooted north and its outer bands scraped the Delaware and New Jersey shores. Forecasters did predict a second landfall Saturday evening in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada.
The storm is expected to move off the mid-Atlantic coast today, and up towards New England. Gusty winds and heavy rainfall are expected through the early afternoon.
There is also a high surf and a high risk for dangerous rip currents through Thursday.
Hurricane Arthur brought heavy rain and some wind to Rehoboth Beach as it passed by the Delaware Coastal area on Friday July 4th with minor damage. But the skys are clearing and the night’s fireworks are still a go for the resort town.