At 8 pm, Dorian was located near 33.4 North, 78.0 West, about 30 miles south of Cape Fear and 60 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina. Maximum sustained winds were 100 miles per hour. Dorian was moving northeast at 10 miles per hour but is expected to move more quickly starting on Friday.
Cape Fear and possibly other sections of the North Carolina coast will be within Dorian’s radius of hurricane force winds, if not within the eye wall itself. Threats to the North Carolina and southern Virginia coast tonight and Friday include hurricane force winds, life-threatening storm surge of up to 7 feet, 6 to 12 inches of rain, and isolated tornadoes. Dorian is expected to remain offshore of Maryland, Delaware, Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, but winds of at least tropical storm force are expected on Friday into Saturday at those locations.