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Tues Update #1: Dorian Moving, Grows As It Weakens To Cat 2 (3 Videos)

  Hurricane Dorian is slowly on the move, and that’s good news for South Florida.  We’re seeing big changes in tropical storm and hurricane watches as a result.

At 11 am Tuesday, Dorian was located near 27.1 North, 78.6 West, about 45 miles north of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island and 105 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida.  Dorian was moving northwest at 2 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour.

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Here are the changes in watches and warnings for South Florida:
The tropical storm watch from Deerfield Beach to Golden Beach has been discontinued.
The hurricane watch from north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet has been discontinued.
This means that Broward County is no longer under any watches or warnings.  A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Palm Beach County as Dorian makes its closest approach to the area.  But the possibility of hurricane gusts in Palm Beach County has diminished significantly.  For Miami-Dade, Broward, the Keys, and the Gulf coast, we can expect gusty winds and brief periods of heavy rain as Dorian’s outer bands move through, but the chances of damaging winds are quite low.

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Unfortunately, Grand Bahama Island will continue to feel the effects of Dorian well into Tuesday.  Elsewhere, watches and warnings are in effect from Martin County, Florida, northward into North Carolina.  The South Carolina coast can expect significant impacts from Dorian Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.  Dorian will come near or over the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday.

We’ll have an mid-afternoon update and a complete review of the 5 pm National Hurricane Center advisory later on Tuesday.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 3, 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.