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Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4
Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to approach hurricane force, 74 mph, the lowest-level, or  Category 1, hurricane. Forecasters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have already predicted a slow storm season for this year, caused by an El Niño weather pattern warming the Pacific Ocean. Forecasters said they expect eight to...

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