BY BOB HOLT
Hurricane Arthur is not expected to make landfall in New Jersey, but it could do some damage to your Independence Day plans.
Forecasters are saying that the storm is likely to stir up the waters along the New Jersey coast on Friday.
CBS New York reported that Arthur would hit the Jersey coast early on Friday with winds possibly reaching 85 miles per hour. There is a possibility of 1 to 3 inches of rain.
Arthur is also expected to enhance rip currents at the shore. According to The Asbury Park Press, rip currents are powerful water currents that extend from the shoreline past the line of breaking waves. "Rip currents are life-threatening if you're not prepared to handle them," a National Weather Service talk said. "The tranquil weather conditions on land this weekend could lead to a false sense of safety in the waters."