Arthur is now a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, the National Hurricane Center says.
The storm is expected to graze the U.S. East Coast, then steadily weaken as it is pushed out to sea by a cold front, meteorologists say. As of 9 p.m. ET, the storm was about 55 miles east-northeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.
Arthur is expected to bring storm surges of up to 5 feet, as well as large, damaging waves, high winds and dangerous rip currents that authorities warned could sweep even the strongest swimmers out to sea.
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