Tropical Storm Dorian Expected to Dissipate

Tropical Storm Dorian
Tropical Storm Dorian

UPDATE: This forecast has changed. Please read the next advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

A lot of people in Sebastian have had growing concerns over the weekend about Tropical Storm Dorian as it continues to strengthen in the Atlantic.

However, don’t worry because this storm may dissipate once it moves into the Caribbean Sea.

“When Dorian approaches Hispaniola in about 3 days, the models show an increase in sheer and those stronger environmental winds and the potential interaction with the rugged terrain of Hispaniola suggest that significant weakening is likely,” the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.

Keep in mind that anything can happen with this storm and we still encourage you to be prepared in case it doesn’t dissipate.

The storm, which formed last Saturday morning, is expected to bring tropical conditions to the Windward Islands later today. It’s moving west at approximately 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.

Tropical storm warnings are posted for much of the Southern Caribbean, including Barbados and St. Lucia.

Forecasters are monitoring Dorian, and tropical storm watches could be posted for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands later today.

We will keep you updated.

UPDATE: This forecast has changed. Please read the next advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. 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.