Residents in Southeast States Keep an Eye on Tropical Storm Arthur

Intensifying storm off the coast of Florida has the potential to turn into a hurricane.
1:42 | 07/02/14

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Right off the top, the hurricane watch for parts of the east coast this morning. Tropical storm Arthur gaining strength as we get on the air. Ginger zee tracking it all. And looking more like a tropical storm. You can see the rotation paralleling the east coast of Florida. Still in the atlantic, strengthening overnight to 60 mile per hour winds, max sustained, and moving north. Just grazing Florida. But affecting mostly south Carolina and North Carolina. I think the outer banks get the first hurricane of our atlantic season. But I really wanted to focus on the northeast. Is it going to get us? Rough surf into the weekend, but not a direct hit. This thing is moving. We're on hurricane watch right now as far as the outer banks goes. Tropical storm watches, and even warnings out in the waters. Especially for Daytona Beach today. That's where Matt Gutman is this morning. Good morning. Reporter: Hey, ginger, good morning. Just the past couple hours, really felt that wind and that surf pick up. It's up to about seven feet, and already over the past 24 hours, we have seen swimmers and paddle borders get into trouble, jammed up against the rocks because of the waves. And not just above the surface, but beneath it. Rip currents a major concern. Children and even adults getting swept far out to sea with these conditions. And with millions of people out on the beaches, that is the major concern here. Now back to David and Amy. Yes. Everyone, heed those warnings.

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