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.

“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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.