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Sun. Update #1: Dorian Strongest Hurricane In Modern Time

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The forecast track has not changed much at 11 am on Sunday, but it will be a very close call as to how far offshore Dorian’s hurricane force winds are as it makes its way near the Florida coast on Tuesday.  Palm Beach County should expect damaging tropical storm force winds and hurricane strength gusts.  Broward County, especially north of I-595, can expect prolonged periods tropical storm force winds and stronger gusts.  Elsewhere in South Florida, expect at least tropical storm force gusts, and areas near the east coast will likely experience prolonged periods of tropical storm force winds.  All of South Florida can expect periods of heavy rain, and coastal flooding, heavy swells, and dangerous rip currents along the Atlantic coast.

An update is expected from the National Hurricane Center at 2 pm.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 1, 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.