A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.
As a new week and month begins, a low pressure system will be developing out over the open waters of the Atlantic.
Say goodbye to the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, which was a study in contradictions: It spared the usual Southern targets while Irene paralyzed the Eastern seaboard and devastated parts of the Northeast with deadly flooding.
U.S. government forecasters are expecting three to six major hurricanes from an above average Atlantic storm season.
Weather forecasters at Colorado State University are predicting an above-average hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean.