At 5 pm, Dorian was located near 30.6 North, 79.8 West, about 150 south of Charleston, South Carolina and 275 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour. Dorian was moving north-northwest at 8 miles per hour. A turn to the north is expected Wednesday night, followed by a gradual turn to the northeast.
Watches and warnings extend from the Volusia/Brevard county line in Florida to Fenwick Island, Delaware. Dorian is expected to bring 4 to 8 feet of storm surge along the Carolina coast, along with 6 to 12 inches of rain — which can lead to life-threatening flooding, even well in advance of the hurricane’s closest approach to the coast. At least tropical storm conditions with hurricane strength gusts are also expected, and landfall is possible either in South or North Carolina on Thursday.