KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) -- Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Arthur reached land about 11:15 p.m. Thursday between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.
Arthur was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph).
The storm was located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph).
Arthur prompts Nantucket, Cape Cod storm warnings
MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters have issued tropical storm warnings for Nantucket Island and parts of Cape Cod in Massachusetts as Hurricane Arthur approaches.
A forecast map from the National Hurricane Center in Miami indicates that the center of the storm isn't likely to pass New England until late Friday or early Saturday.
Arthur is expected to grow to a Category 2 storm with winds of 96 mph before it passes over or near the North Carolina coast by early Friday.
On Thursday afternoon, the storm was a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph (150 kph). Its center was located about 185 miles (300 km) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.