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By: Meteorologist Megan Mulford
Updated: Sep 5th 2019

The Latest on Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is currently spinning off the coast of South Carolina moving slowly towards the N/NE at 8 mph. During the overnight hours it strengthen back up to a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds now at 110 mph. Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous winds, heavy rains, and even a few tornadoes continue and will continue along the coast of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Hurricane Warnings remain in place from South Carolina's coast through North Carolina and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Virginia's coast. The flash flooding threat continues along the coast today then across the coastal Mid-Atlantic region tomorrow. 

Overall, the track of Dorian has not changed very much and is forecasted to remain a hurricane over the next 72 hours. The center of Dorian is still expected to move very near or even over the coastline of the Carolinas in the next 12-24 hours. Dorian will also encounter some shear, which will help with additional weakening. Dorian will then become an extratropical storm and make its way back out into the Atlantic late Friday night/early Saturday and is expected to weaken even further as it moves over colder waters.

Although Dorian will soon be moving away, several other systems out in the Atlantic Ocean are being watched for possible development as we now enter the peak month of hurricane season.

Hurricane Dorian Path
Dorian's latest track as of 8 am Eastern Time on September 5, courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Dorian Winds
Tropical Storm force wind speed probability chart, courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. Orange, red, and violet colors indicate probabilities greater than 50%.
Hurricane Dorian Rain
Rainfall potential from Dorian, courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. Orange indicates 6+ inches of rain. Red indicates 10+ inches of rain.