Hurricane Arthur is making landfall as of 11 p.m. in Carteret County, but the storm is expected to move quickly through Eastern Carolina.
The storm is forecast to be off the coast by 8 a.m. or so.
Inland counties should experience clearing and even sunny skies by mid-morning on the Fourth of July.
The Outer Banks should be clearing out by noon time.
There will still be some gusty winds, but little or no rain after the storm passes and pulls away from Eastern Carolina.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to upper 80s Friday.
On Saturday, we'll have sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 80s.
On Sunday, sunny skies are expected with highs in the upper 80s.