Hurricane Dorian has already afflicted the US Virgin Islands and is now whirling across the Atlantic towards the US state of Florida. The terrible weather system lashes maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane on the hurricane windshield of Saffir Simpson. Dorian is expected to continue growing later on Friday, becoming a major category 3 hurricane. Hurricane warnings could be issued today.
Hurricane Dorian is expected to arrive in Florida's door on Monday morning, but the weather patterns show very different trails for the hurricane.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Dorian continues northwest, and although the forecast is quite high for the next 24 hours, it is uncertain.
NOAA said, "As you can imagine, with so many complex variables, the models had difficulty in treading the path of the hurricane."
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The GFS model, however, keeps Dorian off the coast of Florida and beyond.
may land it further north in Jacksonville.
Rian could sail up the coast and not land at all in Florida.
Accuweather reports, "At this time, it's likely that stormy conditions with heavy rain and gusty winds will start over Saturday part of the Florida Peninsula to the northwest push night into and into Sunday night.
The Weather Service added Add: "Floods and power outages are possible."
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Dorian will then head west and touch areas off the coast of Sarasota.
"Should Dorian stay? Over land, after reaching Florida, the system will gradually slow down during Labor Day and beyond, raining over the southeastern corner of the US, "said AccuWeather.
Key Message From NHC, the risk of dangerous storm surges and hurricane winds is over this week and this weekend.
This risk continues to increase in the central and northwestern Bahamas and along the east coast of Florida, although it is still too early to determine exactly where these hazards occur.
NHC warns, "Residents of these areas should ensure that their hurricane plan is in place and not focused on the exact forecast of the Dorian Center."
With less shear and very warm water, the intensity models predict that Dorian strengthened again soon, and it could come to a rapid intensification.
Dorian is expected to achieve greater hurricane strength in the next one or two days and maintain that status until the country reaches it.