Sebastian breathes a sigh of relief, Hurricane Dorian moving NW

Hurricane Dorian spares Sebastian, Florida.
Hurricane Dorian spares Sebastian, Florida.

Hurricane Dorian is expected to move past Sebastian later on Tuesday in open waters. Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 3 and is not expected to make landfall in Florida.

As we reported last night, Sebastian is no longer in Dorian’s projected path after the National Hurricane Center updated its cone of uncertainty.

However, we are still under a hurricane warning until Dorian passes.

As of the 8:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Sebastian, Grant, Barefoot Bay, Micco, Fellsmere, Wabasso, and Vero Beach can expect tropical force winds.

Hurricane Dorian is located 110 miles away from West Palm Beach, Florida. The Category 3 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. Dorian is moving northwest at 1 mph.

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“The system should turn northward with a gradual increase in forward speed as it moves through the weakness in around 48 hours,” the National Hurricane Center stated.

Sebastian can still expect high winds, rain, storm surge, power loss, and potential flooding.

FPL told Sebastian Daily that they have 17,000 workers ready to restore power.

Our next weather update will be after 11:00 a.m.

Stay tuned for more updates. We will be LIVE on our website, Facebook, and YouTube all weekend at various times.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.