Its path seems to be to western tip of Florida as it intensifies …..
Hurricane Dorian is an 85 mph Category 1 hurricane, but isn’t content to stay that way for long. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting Dorian to become a Category 3 or greater “major” hurricane by Friday morning as it heads toward a potential landfall in Florida or elsewhere along the East Coast by Monday, potentially as a Category 4…
“All of the intensity models forecast Dorian to begin strengthening again soon, and rapid intensification could occur,” cautioned the National Hurricane Center in their Thursday morning bulletin. Experimental weather models indicate Dorian’s odds of rapid intensification are more than double that of a typical storm. The most likely time frame for this to occur would be overnight Thursday into Friday afternoon, so don’t be surprised if by suppertime Friday, you find a powerful hurricane lurking in the Atlantic.
As Dorian approaches the Florida coast over the Labor Day weekend, the official Hurricane Center forecast predicts peak winds to reach 130 mph, a Category 4 storm with the potential to cause “catastrophic” damage.
“The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds along the Florida east coast and peninsula late this weekend and early next week continues to increase, although it is too soon to determine where the strongest winds will occur,” the Hurricane Center wrote.
In addition to the wind, heavy rains from the storm are expected to develop over portions of the Bahamas and Florida late this weekend into early next week….