Hurricane Arthur has knocked out power to more than 7,200 customers in North Carolina, state emergency management officials say.
As of 7 p.m., Arthur had registered maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and was 169 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. The storm is moving north-northeast at 14 mph.
The storm is now projected to be a Category 2 storm when it moves over North Carolina tonight and tomorrow.
A Category 2 storm means maximum sustained winds of 96-110 mph.
Arthur is the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season.