- Dorian is a Category 4 major hurricane moving through the western Atlantic Ocean.
- A hurricane warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas, where Dorian will arrive Sunday.
- Dorian is a threat for the Southeast from Florida to North Carolina next week.
- The most likely scenario is a track near the Southeast coast, but that forecast may change.
- Residents along the East Coast should monitor the progress of Dorian closely.
Hurricane Dorian is a powerhouse Category 4 hurricane that is a prolonged danger for parts of the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas well into next week.
Dorian’s center is about 280 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas. The hurricane is moving toward the west at 10 to 15 mph.
A hurricane warning is in effect for much of the northwestern Bahamas, including Freeport, Grand Bahama, and Nassau, New Providence Island. Andros Islands is in a hurricane watch.
A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph), conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Friday night, a Hurricane Hunter mission found Dorian had become a Category 4 hurricane.
A Saturday morning mission found the hurricane’s central pressure had dropped to 944 millibars, a 28 millibar drop in just 24 hours.