Dorian to Become Category 3 Hurricane Near Sebastian

Cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Dorian.
Cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Dorian.

The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center is showing some concerns for Sebastian, Florida.

This morning, the track put Dorian near north Florida before it makes landfall. The latest advisory shows the track moved south, putting Melbourne in the center of the cone of uncertainty.

Dorian was expected to move over western Puerto Rico, which would have slowed the storm down. Unfortunately, the system moved to the east, and that means warmer waters and intensity.

“All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hurricane will be near the Florida or southeastern coast of the United States,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.

As of right now, Dorian could make landfall near Sebastian, or it could continue on a northern pattern and make landfall near Georgia.

The question is: Where will Hurricane Dorian make landfall?

Dorian could change direction again, and forecasters expect it to because of it’s unexpected behavior. We have seen this storm go from being a “dissipated storm” last weekend, to a hurricane that now threatens the east coast of Florida.

Dorian could make landfall by Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

Hurricane Dorian Spaghetti Models
Hurricane Dorian Spaghetti Models

For Sebastian, watch the weather reports on Thursday. There’s no need to panic right now as this storm can change direction. Gather your supplies now and be prepared in case Hurricane Dorian is at our doorstep.

We will continue to update you on Dorian throughout the weekend.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.