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Dorian a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds remains a direct threat to NW Bahamas and Florida East Coast northward...but glimmer of hope for some...

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 23:23:01-04

Following the European Model's lead early Friday, the tropical model forecast tracks have shifted ever so slightly to the right/east late Friday night.

The National Hurricane Center accordingly nudged their track a little to the right (and northeast) as a result at 10pm Friday.

Dorian, with Category 4, 140 mph winds, was moving to the west-northwest near 10 mph. Pressure had dropped down to 948 mb indicating the storm went through a rapid intensification cycle beginning late Friday afternoon.

Dorian will likely remain a major, very dangerous hurricane as it approaches the NW Bahamas by Monday, but is expected to stall and then begin a very slow motion northward.

This could spare a good part of Florida from potentially catastrophic conditions, but by no means are the coastal areas out of the woods either, and anywhere within the cone of uncertainty the possibility for this storm to do major damage.

Stalling hurricanes can become much more unpredictable so residents from the Bahamas to Florida all the way up through South Carolina, should continue to prepare for a hurricane into next week.