After strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane late Thursday evening, Hurricane Arthur was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on Friday morning.
Despite weakening, the storm left thousands without power in North Carolina and caused significant flooding and widespread damage.
The storm will continue to track northward up the Atlantic coast, expanding rough surf with strong rip currents from the Delmarva Peninsula to New Jersey, Long Island and southeastern New England, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline.
More shoreside flooding pictures from the #uscg helicopter of #HurricaneArthur damage. pic.twitter.com/WwRUdaV1a0— USCG Mid-Atlantic (@uscgmidatlantic) July 4, 2014
Little tidal pool #Arthur left behind. Notice the ripples in the sand from the wind. pic.twitter.com/Cx0wJV9ibO— Jim Dickey (@Accu_Dickey) July 4, 2014
MT @SamWalkerOBX: US 64 from Manteo- Nags Head closed by flooding. Flooding in d'town Manteo #OBX #Arthur pic.twitter.com/8TvpNPIXnB— NCDOT (@NCDOT) July 4, 2014