Recent reports indicate that there are now more than 4 million people who have tested positive for the coronavirus around the world. The current projection of the tropical depression shows it continuing to travel up the East Coast of the US and briefly touching North Carolina's east coast.
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for a portion of the North Carolina coast, as South Florida will see no threat from the storm.
It'll be breezy with winds out of the south southwest at 10-15 miles per hour with higher wind gusts.
As of Sunday morning, other than Arthur there were no other storms, tropical cyclones or disturbances being monitored in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the NHC.
The NHC intensity forecast calls for the system to become Tropical Storm Arthur - the first named tropical storm of 2020 - tonight or on Sunday, with continued slow strengthening as it nears the North Carolina coast.
Still, beachgoers are being warned to stay out of the water as the main concern is the storm causing unsafe currents which could be a threat to life.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.
Mr Sosnowski added: "The centre of this tropical or semi-tropical feature, and most of the rain, is expected to stay east of the USA mainland".
American forecasters are now predicting 14 to 20 tropical storms to take place this season, with additions also to the number of storms that become hurricanes being somewhere between seven to 11 this season.
More clouds will build at night, with a chance of isolated to scattered rain showers, the National Weather Service said. Gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, lightning and waterspouts are all possibilities with the strongest storms.
Showers are expected in the area into late Sunday afternoon, with a "rumble of thunder" possible. Normally, activity increases substantially in August and peaks in mid-September, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
In spite of the rains, temperatures are predicted to approach highs in the 80s throughout the week, the forecast shows.
The system was becoming better defined, according to the hurricane center, but the rain and storms associated with it were still disorganized.
"Looks like true "rainy season" pattern with steamy sun, PM storms each day ahead", Setzer said. Homestead in South Miami-Dade, Boca Raton in Palm Beach County and Naples, on the east coast, each had half an inch to an inch.