ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Storm Arthur has formed off the coast of east-central Florida.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm watch for a portion of the North Carolina coast.
Arthur will stay over the eastern Atlantic. It will not affect the continental U.S., including Florida.
Central Florida residents should not worry about this system.
With Arthur becoming a tropical storm, it is the sixth consecutive year a storm was named before the official start of the season.
Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30.
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