Hurricane Dorian is closing in on the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday afternoon. At 2 pm Saturday, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds were 150 miles per hour. Dorian was located near 26.1 North, 73.9 West, about 205 miles east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas. The hurricane continues to move to the west at 8 miles per hour.
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The northwestern Bahamas can expect tropical storm force winds, starting on Saturday night. Dorian’s core will arrive on Sunday, bringing devastating winds, up to 15 inches of rain, and life-threatening storm surge of 10 to 15 feet in portions of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Island. All preparations should be rushed to completion in the northwestern Bahamas.
We’ll have additional information after the 5 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center.