Hurricane Dorian has begun to move again. Moving slowly at 5 mph it should begin to move away from the Bahamas by the end of the evening.
Up next will be its impact on the east coast of the United States.
Much of the east coast of the Florida peninsula is under some sort of tropical watch or warning. Those on the coast are under a Hurricane Warning. Further inland including the city of Orlando is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Through central Florida, some are under a Tropical Storm Watch.
Up much of the east coast many remain under a Hurricane Watch with Tropical Storm Watches in effect further inland. Portions of South Carolina and Georgia remain under a Hurricane Warning.
While Dorian looks to remain in the Atlantic, rising water and storm surge continues to be big threats along the east coast and Florida peninsula. Water has the potential to rise very quickly and those on the coast need to take evacuation orders seriously.
There is a bit of good news. Hurricane Dorian has weakened to a category two storm and is no longer classified as a major hurricane. I call this good news because at its strongest Dorian was a category five storm with sustained winds of 185 mph.
Putting Dorian into Futurecast one can notice its track up the east coast which has prompted the various watches and warnings. It is also worth pointing out that the never really makes landfall. A hurricane is considered to have made landfall until the eyewall comes onshore.