Tropical Depression Off Florida Coast Projected To Become First Tropical Storm Of The Season

Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent

A tropical depression off the coast of Florida is projected to become a tropical storm Tuesday, the first of the season. It might develop into a hurricane that would be projected to strike on July 4.

According to a CNN article Tuesday, the tropical depression will be named Arthur if it becomes a tropical storm. Its maximum sustained winds as of the morning were 35 mph. The depression will change to a storm if winds rise above 38 mph, and will become a hurricane if winds exceed 74 mph.

Fox reported that a tropical storm watch is in effect from Flagler Beach to Fort Pierce. This area is about 95 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., which is famous for NASA’s launch site.

NOAA forecast projects that the July 4 tropical storm will become a hurricane. If its projections are correct, it would hit North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Arthur would most likely be a weak Category One hurricane that would dissipate throughout the weekend.

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