Tropical Storm Dorian Information and Spaghetti Models

Tropical Storm Dorian Cone
Tropical Storm Dorian Cone

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Tropical Storm Dorian is not expected to be a hurricane as it approaches Florida this weekend.

Sebastian, if the current forecast holds true, can expect rain and 50 to 60 mph winds from Dorian, according to the NHC.

Dorian is expected to reach hurricane strength as it moves into Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. A hurricane warning is in effect. Dorian is then expected to weaken back to a tropical storm.

At 8:00 a.m., Tropical Storm Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph with maximum sustained winds near 50 mph. Dorian is expected to continue this path through tonight, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday.

Most spaghetti models are showing landfall near Sebastian. While a tropical storm isn’t as severe as a hurricane, we still urge everyone to be prepared.

Tropical Storm Dorian Spaghetti Models
Tropical Storm Dorian Spaghetti Models

We also want to remind everyone that the advisories have changed drastically since last weekend. The forecast could change again this week, so please monitor this storm.

Sebastian Daily will be posting updates as the National Hurricane Center releases new information.

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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.