Tuesday 8 PM: Dorian Lashing The Central Florida East Coast

Miami, Fl. (Florida News Network)-At 800 PM EDT, the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 28.1 North, longitude 78.8 West. Dorian is about about 110 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida

Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph, and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected tonight. A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast Thursday morning. On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast tonight through

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

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few of days.

Dorian has become a larger hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles. NOAA buoy 41010 just north of the center recently reported a sustained wind of 67 mph (107 km/h) and a wind gust of 83 mph.

The latest minimum central pressure based on Air Force Reserve reconnaissance data is 959 mb (28.32 inches).

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for * Jupiter Inlet FL to Surf City NC.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for * Sebastian Inlet FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for * North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Savannah River * Jupiter Inlet FL to Sebastian Inlet FL.

Hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the Hurricane Warning area in Florida overnight. Tropical storm conditions will begin within the Hurricane Warning area in the Carolinas Wednesday, with hurricane conditions by Wednesday night.

Graphic credit: National Hurricane Center

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