Weather system Arthur travels up the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean seen from the GOES-Wast satellite on July 2, 2014.
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July 2, 2014 3:26 PM EDT

Forecasters predict that Tropical Storm Arthur will make landfall in the United States on the evening before Independence Day, starting in North Carolina and climbing north along the eastern seaboard. Satellites captured this image of the storm off the Florida coast, brewing up a potentially nasty surprise for the nation’s birthday.

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