Hurricane Arthur Strengthens over Atlantic, Forecasted to Become Category 2

Published 07/03 2014 01:32PM

Updated 07/03 2014 01:34PM

FOX NEWS - Hurricane Arthur is strengthening over the Atlantic, with forecasters predicting it will become a strong Category 2 as it threatens to deliver North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day. 

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds late Thursday morning were 90 mph as the storm's outer bands started to reach southern parts of North Carolina. 

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