Hurricane Dorian has finally accelerated on Friday afternoon and is racing away from the Mid-Atlantic coast.
At 5 pm, Dorian was located near 36.9 North, 72.7 West, about 330 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Maximum sustained winds were still 90 miles per hour. Dorian was moving northeast at 24 miles per hour.
Dorian will pass southeast of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and portions of Cape Cod Friday night into early Saturday, bringing tropical storm force winds and very rough surf. Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday evening as a hurricane.