Hurricane warning extended to North Carolina-Virginia border as the storm steers closer to the East Coast
Dorian is currently moving up the US coast at a speed of around 9 mph. The center of the hurricane will continue moving parallel along Florida’s east coast and then the Georgia coast later tonight, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.
Dorian is forecast to move near or over the Carolinas on Thursday through Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are currently clocking at around 105 mph, with higher gusts.
Dorian is expected to slowly weaken during the next few days. However, it is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during this time.
Tropical storm conditions are currently affecting parts of northeastern Florida, and should begin along the Georgia coast during the next several hours.
Tropical storm conditions will begin in the Carolinas later today, with hurricane conditions by late tonight and Thursday.
Hurricane preparations should be “rushed to completion” in these areas, the NHC said.