BOSTON — Parts of coastal New England could see heavy rain and strong winds from Hurricane Arthur.
After hitting the North Carolina coast Friday morning, the storm weakened to Category 1.
Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings for Nantucket Island and parts of Cape Cod on Friday.
Arthur, which began Thursday in the Carolinas, is expected to pass east of New England beginning Friday night.
The National Weather Service said sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph are expected to begin early Friday evening, with gusts up to 50 mph, as Arthur passes between 70 and 80 miles south of Nantucket on Friday night. A storm surge up to 2 feet is possible with some coastal erosion.
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