Hurricane Dorian is lashing the northern Florida and Georgia coast at mid-day on Wednesday, while its future track shows it coming dangerously close to the Carolina coast late on Wednesday into early Friday.
At 1pm Wednesday, Dorian was located near 30.1 North, 79.7 West, about 190 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. Maximum sustained winds were 105 miles per hour, so Dorian remains a dangerous category 2 hurricane. It was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour.
A hurricane warning is in effect from north of the Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border. A tropical storm warning remains in effect from the Volusia/Brevard county line in Florida to the Savannah River. A storm surge warning is in effect from north of Port Canaveral, Florida, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.
Storm surge will be moving into the South Carolina low country well in advance of Dorian’s strongest winds, and this storm surge is life-threatening. Dorian could make landfall somewhere along the South Carolina or North Carolina coast on Thursday or early on Friday. The Outer Banks are especially at risk.
We’ll have more information after the 5 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center.