Home Weather Mon Update #3: Dorian A Cat 4 Lingers Over The Bahamas

Mon Update #3: Dorian A Cat 4 Lingers Over The Bahamas


  At 2 pm Monday, Dorian was located near 26.8 North, 78.4 West, about 25 miles northeast of Freeport.  Maximum sustained winds were 150 miles per hour, but Dorian remains an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane.  Dorian was crawling west-northwest at 1 mile per hour — and we expect a turn more to the north very early Tuesday morning.

In South Florida, watches and warnings remain unchanged from 11 am.  There could be modifications after the National Hurricane Center’s 5 pm advisory.

Here in South Florida, we’ll see gusty conditions as Dorian’s outer bands bring in fast-moving showers and storms.  Gusts of near-tropical storm force are possible in Miami-Dade and the southern half of Broward County.  Northern Broward (especially along the coast) is likely to see fairly strong tropical storm force gusts at times.  Palm Beach County can expect sustained tropical storm force winds and possibly stronger gusts at times.  Dorian is expected to make its closest approach late Mondayinto the morning hours of Tuesday.  Portions of South Florida could see up to 3 inches of rain from Dorian.

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[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 2, 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.