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8 AM Update: Stationary Dorian Has Begun Moving This Morning

Hurricane Dorian remains stalled early Tuesday morning, but we can expect that turn to the north-northwest soon.  Then Dorian will accelerate, bringing it very close to the Space Coast of Florida and points northward along the southeast U.S. coast.

At 8 am Tuesday, Dorian was located near 27.1 North, 78.4 West, with its eye wall still over Grand Bahama Island.  Maximum sustained winds were 120 miles per hour — still a powerful category 3 hurricane.  Dorian has been stationary since Monday night, but has now begun moving at 1 MPH.

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In South Florida, a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch remain in effect from north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet.  A tropical storm watch remains in effect from Deerfield Beach south to Golden Beach, near the Miami-Dade/Broward county line and for Lake Okeechobee.  Elsewhere, a hurricane warning up from north of Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and a tropical storm warning has been issued from that location northward to Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

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Here in South Florida, we’ll see gusty winds and fast-moving showers and storms on Tuesday, with conditions gradually improving (especially in Miami-Dade and along the Gulf coast) beginning in the late afternoon.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to up 80s.

Wednesday will feature cloudy skies in the east coast metro area, good sun along the Gulf coast, breezy conditions, and periods of showers and storms throughout the area.  Wednesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.

Thursday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with some mostly afternoon showers and storms.  Thursday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Look for good sun, clouds at times, and a few showers and storms in spots on Friday.  Friday’s highs will be in the low 90s.

Saturday’s forecast includes mostly sunny skies and a few afternoon showers and storms.  Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.

Elsewhere in the tropics, the low in the western Gulf of Mexico has a high chance of developing into a depression before reaching the Mexican coast.  The wave in the eastern Atlantic also has a high chance becoming a depression on Tuesday.  And the low in the central Atlantic has a low chance of developing as it moves near Bermuda.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 3, 2019[/vc_message]
Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.