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NHC: Dorian now a major hurricane

The 1:00 pm update on Hurricane Dorian
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Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 14:34:44-04

1:00 PM CDT Advisory

NHC: Dorian is now a major Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds.

Dorian poses significant threats to the Northwest Bahamas and much of the Florida Peninsula this weekend.

The 1:00 pm advisory indicates that Dorian is 625 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida and has a maximum sustained wind speed of 115 miles per hour.

A Hurricane watch is in effect for the Northwestern Bahamas.

The storm is expected to reach Category 4 status with 140 mph winds as it approaches the Florida Peninsula. Landfall could occur sometime on Monday, September 2 or early on Tuesday September 3.

Dorian is not expected to be a threat to the Gulf of Mexico west of the immediate West Coast of Florida.

READ MORE on Dorian from the KATC Weather Team: Hot and sunny this holiday weekend; Dorian stays out of Louisiana