Hurricane Arthur weakened to Category 1 storm after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina’s Outer Banks overnight.
Here are the current watches and warnings from the National Hurricane Center, which are in effect as of Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
— Storm passing well east of Mid-Atlantic Coast
— Maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH, with gusts higher
— The hurricane has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm after hitting North Carolina overnight
Winds continued to slow Friday night, and by 10:45 p.m. ET were maxing out at 75 mph. The storm was still moving northeast and was about 225 miles from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Arthur was moving northeast Friday evening with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
Arthur continued to drench New England.
A view of the Category 1 storm from the International Space Station.
The center of the storm made landfall at 11:15 p.m. over Shackleford Banks, between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.
According to the NWS, the eye of the storm was making landfall near Cape Lookout, in North Carolina, at 11 p.m. People in North Macon also noticed a dramatic drop in wind about 11 p.m., indicating they eye of the storm was moving over them, according to Weather Underground.
In a briefing Thursday evening, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said a state of emergency had been declared in 11 counties. McCrory advised people to stay indoors and said emergency crews were standing by.