Hurricane Arthur eyes North Carolina coast

Published 07/03 2014 05:22PM

Updated 07/03 2014 05:26PM

As Hurricane Arthur muscled up early Thursday evening, heavy rain began to fall along the coast of North Carolina.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington said 1 1/3 inches of rain fell during one hour Thursday afternoon. The office also tweeted that there was some flooding just south of downtown.

The storm's strongest sustained winds were 90 mph.

CNN correspondents at Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington and Atlantic Beach said most people in those two tourist destinations were heeding authorities' calls to stay out of the surf.


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