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 grew up living on the Loxahatchee River 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 Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in 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.