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Hurricane Arthur pulls away from the Mid-Atlantic coast

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Richmond, Va. (WTVR) — Hurricane Arthur made landfall Thursday night at 11:15 pm near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a category two hurricane with gusts over 100 mph.


It moved quickly over the Outer Banks during early Friday morning.  By sunrise, the center had moved offshore over the Atlantic.


Arthur will continue to move away from Virginia and North Carolina Friday afternoon.  The storm will stay just off the coast of New England, but it will cause some heavy rain, gusty winds and rough surf.   Arthur will make another landfall across eastern Canada this weekend.


As of mid-morning Friday, waves were still pretty violent off the Mid-Atlantic coast.


Waves at Virginia Beach & the Outer Banks may exceed ten feet through Friday evening, but should drop to 2-4 feet Saturday and 1-2 feet on Sunday.