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    INFOGRAPHIC: Arthur to Disrupt East Coast July Fourth Festivities

    By By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    July 04, 2014, 4:59:14 AM EDT

    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.

    Arthur to Crash Atlantic Coast July Fourth Beach Vacations
    AccuWeather Hurricane Center
    Hurricane Arthur to Batter Eastern North Carolina

    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)

    Have questions, comments, or a story to share? Email Kristen Rodman at Kristen.Rodman@accuweather.com or follow her on Twitter @Accu_Kristen. Follow us @breakingweather, or on Facebook and Google+.

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