By Laura Barron-Lopez - 07/03/14 03:19 PM EDT
Hurricane Arthur is expected to gain momentum off the South Carolina coast going into Friday, becoming a Category 2 storm, according to forecasters.
Arthur is now projected to reach 105 mph winds when it passes through parts of North and South Carolina.
“With our coastal communities bustling during one of the biggest weekends for tourism in the region, the safety of our coastal residents and visitors remains our top priority,” McCrory said.
The National Hurricane Center issued a warning for the entire coast of North Carolina.