(INCNN)–Hurricane season doesn’t begin until June 1, but a system has the potential to develop in the Atlantic this week, bringing rip currents to our coast over the weekend.
NC News Network meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the system would not come onshore in the United States, but it could create a high rip current danger at North Carolina beaches this weekend as it moves north and passes our coast Sunday and Monday.
The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 70% chance for development in the next six days, or early next week. The system would start in the Bahamas and move north, staying off the coast of the southeast.
If it forms, it would be named Arthur and make 2020 the sixth year in a row that’s had a pre-hurricane season system.