The 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center says that maximum sustatined winds from Tropical Storm Arthur have reached 50 MPH, and it's expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday.

It is currently drifting towards the northwest at 2 MPH, and is expected to continue that general motion tonight.

A Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for the east coast of Florida from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach.  

The forecast track has Arthur making a turn to the north on Wednesday, and it's center is expected to stay just offshore and move east of the east-central coast of Florida during the next day or so.

Read the complete 5pm Update from the NHC here.

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