Tropical Storm Arthur forms off coast of Central Florida

Tropical Storm Arthur forms off coast of Central Florida
(WFTV.com News Staff)

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.

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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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