Tropical Storm Arthur may rain on the fireworks

Tropical Storm Arthur as of 5pm on July 1st.

Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday, the Atlantic is experiencing its first tropical storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season.

Tropical Storm Arthur has developed along the east coast of Florida. As of 5:00 Tuesday afternoon, Arthur had winds of 50 mph and was located 85 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral, FL.

Over the next five days Arthur will impact the east coast, including South Carolina, by bringing rain and a rip current threat.

South Carolina will see impacts from Arthur beginning late Thursday and through the day on Friday, which is the July 4th holiday.

For anyone traveling to the South Carolina beaches please have a back-up plan to outdoor/beach activities late Thursday and all day Friday as Tropical Storm Arthur passes along our coast.

For more information on how to prepare for tropical activity or tracking the tropics, click here to visit our TropicsWACH page.