As the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Arthur brought rough surf, heavy rain, damaging winds and rip currents to many of the East coast's beaches for the July Fourth holiday.
Having the greatest impact on the Carolinas, Arthur forced many beach goers to evacuate and put 11 North Carolina counties under states of emergency.
Tracking northward up the East coast, Hurricane Arthur weakened from a Category 2 hurricane to a Category 1 on Friday morning.
The tropical system will bring blinding downpours and rough surf through Saturday for areas from the Delmarva Peninsula to New Jersey, Long Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Upon leaving the United States, Arthur will approach Nova Scotia, bringing strong winds, pounding surf and heavy rain to Prince Edward Island, Saint John's and Halifax on Saturday.
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Thunderstorms and soaking rain will threaten Memorial Day ceremonies, cookouts and vacations for millions on Monday.
Millions of people in the central United States dealing with relentless severe thunderstorms and downpours will have to continue to weather the volatile pattern a while longer.
Tropical Storm Bonnie developed off the coast of Georgia on Saturday afternoon and will approach the southeastern coast of the United States with downpours, building surf and an increasing breeze during Memorial Day weekend.
Rainy weather will help to lessen the severity of the drought around Colombia and Venezuela in the coming months while drier-than-normal conditions make matters worse for the drought in Chile and northeastern Brazil.
Tropical moisture may put outdoor Memorial Day plans in jeopardy from Washington D.C., to Boston on Monday.
South East England will face rain threaten to ruin Monday's bank holiday, while the rest of the United Kingdom enjoys another mostly dry and mild day.
Area from Wallace to Kearney counties: a great hailstorm caused $6 million damage.
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Severe thunderstorms: Tornado in Marion, IL killed 12, caused $100 million damage. Columbus, OH had a wind gust to 76 mph. Louisville, KY pelted by hail 2" in diameter.
Yuma, AZ (1877)
Severe two-day sandstorm.