Tropical Storm Dorian expected to become hurricane

Tropical Storm Dorian is tracking farther north of Sebastian.
Tropical Storm Dorian is tracking farther north of Sebastian.

The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to become a category 2 hurricane before making landfall north of Sebastian later this weekend.

“Nearly all of the intensity models show Dorian becoming a hurricane in about 2 days, with additional strengthening beyond that time,” the NHC said in a statement.

Dorian’s track has moved farther north of Sebastian since Tuesday, and some models predict the storm continuing a northern direction near the border of Florida and Georgia.

Dorian is expected to produce maximum sustained winds of 100 mph as a category 2 while making landfall in northern Florida.

Hurricane watches are in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hurricane Dorian Spaghetti Models
Hurricane Dorian Spaghetti Models

Tropical Storm Dorian is located about 60 miles of St. Croix with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Dorian is moving to the northwest at 13 mph.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said all Florida residents on the east coast should prepare for impacts from Dorian. He encouraged everyone to have supplies ready and to follow the storm updates.

We will keep you updated.

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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.