Tropical Storm Could Ruin July 4

The first tropical storm of the season may hit just in time to wreck your plans for the July 4th weekend. On Sunday, the National Hurricane Center predicted that a tropical storm (to be named Arthur if it reaches that status) may start pounding the East Coast this upcoming holiday weekend. From the South to New England, the Eastern Seaboard could be in for a beating. Even if it doesn’t qualify as a full-blown tropical storm, there is a good chance the weekend will be too rainy for grilling burgers and getting drunk at the beach. In a worst-case scenario, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day just like the Founding Fathers did in 1776: without electricity.