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Dorian becomes a hurricane over Virgin Islands

Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 14:02:39-04

Dorian is now a hurricane with 75 mph winds and wind gusts as high as 90 mph being reported on St. Thomas.

After moving over the Virgin Islands Dorian is forecast to enter a more favorable environment with less dry air and shear allowing it to possibility become a major category 3 hurricane by this weekend over the open Atlantic to the north of the Bahamas.

Then a blocking high should turn Dorian to the west tracking it towards the Florida coast as a possible category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds as it makes landfall sometime Monday morning.

After landfall it will try to scoot across the Florida peninsula but then an upper level high swinging across the country should turn Dorian to the north tracking it up the east coast through Georgia and the Carolinas.

The good news is most models show Dorian staying away from the Gulf and will not cause any impacts for us in Louisiana.