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Where Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2 storm, is expected to go in the coming days

Current model guidance keeps Hurricane Dorian offshore of Florida
Posted at 6:15 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 16:38:43-04

Dorian is beginning to move with dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge, continuing on Grand Bahama Island. The storm has killed five people so far in the Bahamas.

The tropical storm force-wind field is brushing against South Florida right now, and it will continue to linger Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says Tuesday is the day most of Southeast Florida will see the highest wind gusts associated with Dorian. In addition, NWS says conditions at the beach are very dangerous and it urges you not to go into the water and stay away from shore.

A slow north-northwestward motion began Tuesday morning.

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

The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday.

Tuesday morning the storm began growing in size. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Jupiter Inlet FL to South Santee River SC

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* North of South Santee River SC to Cape Lookout NC

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas
* Jupiter Inlet FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL
* North of Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC
* North of South Santee River SC to Duck NC
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Deerfield Beach FL to Jupiter Inlet FL
* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC
* Okeechobee

This story was originally published on WPTV.