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Hurricane Arthur Strengthens To Category 2

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Hurricane Arthur Arthur was located about 55 miles northeast of Cape Fear and about 110 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. It continues moving northeast at 15 mph. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Hurricane Arthur Arthur was located about 55 miles northeast of Cape Fear and about 110 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. It continues moving northeast at 15 mph. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

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MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Arthur has strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane, with winds increasing to 100 mph as it nears the North Carolina coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that little additional change in strength was expected Thursday night and Friday and that the storm would begin weakening Friday night.

On Thursday night, Arthur was located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and about 110 miles (165 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was moving northeast at 15 mph (24 kph).

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