As Hurricane Arthur continues to churn in the Atlantic, East Coast beach-goers should prepare for dangerous surf, rip currents and periods of wet weather over the Fourth of July.
The first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic is expected to hinder holiday plans for millions from Daytona Beach, Florida, up through Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The brunt of Arthur is expected to be Thursday night through Friday, bringing heavy rain and high wind gusts to areas from North Carolina up through southern New England.
Thumbnail Image: NOAA's hurricane hunters fly over rain bands from Tropical Storm Arthur off the coast of Florida on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (NOAA/G-IV)
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
The best threat for severe weather late Saturday will be near the Red River Valley to southeastern Texas.
An extremely dangerous and life threatening flooding situation will continue into Memorial Day, across portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and it will definitely feel like it for the holiday and the following few days across the Northeast. However, that does not mean an end to shots of cooler air.
Beachgoers heading to the Southeast coast this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
Warmth will make a comeback around the Boston area for the remainder of this Memorial Day holiday weekend, seemingly fitting for the unofficial start to summer.
Philadelphia, PA (1992)
A dramatic cold frontal passage. Early afternoon temperature over 80 degrees fell to a late-day reading in the 40s.
Brownsville, TX (1998)
Just 0.04" of rain since April.
Abilene, TX (2000)
109 degrees, hottest ever in May.