Tropical storm Dorian is expected to make landfall in Florida on Monday as a Category 3 hurricane. The storm will have to battle wind shear and dry air as it continues to move northwest through the eastern Caribbean. More strengthening is expected into the weekend. The National Hurricane Center is calling for a possible Major Hurricane to hit Florida by Sunday into Labor Day. The specific landfall location still too early to call.
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, the storm has strengthened with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and is expected to become a hurricane soon. The center is roughly 25 miles southeast of St. Croix.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Vieques and Culebra, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana.
— Corey Simma (@CSimmaWX) August 28, 2019