Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2

Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2

July 3rd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

John and Judi Grounds of Richmond, Va. sit on the beach in Nags Head, N.C., Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

MIAMI - Hurricane Arthur has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane, with winds increasing to 100 mph as it nears the North Carolina coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that little additional change in strength was expected Thursday night and Friday and that the storm would begin weakening Friday night.

On Thursday night, Arthur was located about 55 miles northeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and about 110 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was moving northeast at 15 mph.