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Category 2 Hurricane Dorian bringing rain, strong winds to Florida's east coast

Dorian expected to remain powerful hurricane
Posted: 5:50 AM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 08:38:09-04
Category 2 Hurricane Dorian bringing rain, strong winds to Florida's east coast

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, Category 2 Hurricane Dorian continues moving up Florida's east coast, bringing fast-moving showers onto land with 105 mph winds.

Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest at about 8 mph and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected through early Wednesday.

A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning.

The center of Dorian is forecast to move near or over the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina Thursday through Friday morning.

Little change in strength is expected during the next couple of days, and Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

Storm Surge Warning

* Sebastian Inlet FL to Surf City NC

Storm Surge Watch

* North of Surf City NC to Poquoson VA, including Hampton Roads
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Neuse and Pamlico Rivers

Hurricane Warning

* Volusia/Brevard County FL line to Ponte Vedra Beach FL
* North of Savannah River to Surf City NC

Hurricane Watch

* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River
* North of Surf City NC to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

Tropical Storm Warning

* Sebastian Inlet FL to the Volusia/Brevard County FL line
* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River

Tropical Storm Watch:

* The North Carolina/Virginia border to Chincoteague VA
* Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward

Information from the National Hurricane Center was used in this report.

This story was originally published on WPTV.