The first storm of the 2020 season brought downpours to North Carolina

It is expected that by Wednesday, the “Arthur” will go into the ocean.

Tropical storm Arthur brought torrential rains to parts of North Carolina on Monday. Meanwhile, forecasters warn of strong winds and surf waves throughout the day.

“Arthur” is the first tropical storm to get its name in the current Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins only in two weeks and ends at the end of November.

The national hurricane watch center reported that the storm could cause 2 to 7 centimeters of precipitation in North Carolina. Before going higher up the coast, the “Arthur” in recent days flooded with rain in Florida.

The center expects the storm to move away from the US East Coast later Monday and into Tuesday night, likely losing tropical characteristics by Wednesday as it moves further into open waters.

In Florida, the precipitation level arrived at a rate of almost 5 centimeters per hour, which led to large-scale flooding in Miami and its surroundings
Although the hurricane season begins on June 1, storms sometimes form earlier. Last year, subtropical storm Andrea formed South of Bermuda in late May but did not last long.

In late May 2018, tropical storm Alberto struck the coast of Northwest Florida and reached Lower Michigan in the North, before dissipating.