Tropical Update: Hurricane Dorian continues strengthen as it moves away from eastern Caribbean Sea

Tropics Watch

All eyes are on Hurricane Dorian as it moves away from the eastern Caribbean Sea and strengthens. Dorian is currently a category 1 hurricane with max sustained wind speeds of 85 mph and is moving northwest at 13 mph.

The storm is forecast to bring hurricane conditions to parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and tropical storm conditions to parts of Puerto Rico through the day and overnight. Heavy rainfall will also fall in these regions so flash flooding is a major concern.

Dorian is forecast to strengthen into a category 2 hurricane by Thursday and a category 3 hurricane by the end of the weekend, making it a major hurricane before landfall. As of now, forecasts show Dorian making landfall somewhere along the east coast of Florida early next week.

Tropical Depression Erin is churning off the east coast over open water with sustained wind speeds of 35 mph. Erin continues to move north at 13 mph and is no threat to the northern Gulf Coast.

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