Hurricane Dorian at Category 1 Now, but forecasted to become a Category 4 Hurricane

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As of 10 AM CDT, Thursday, Hurricane Dorian was a Category 1 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. The hurricane may be upgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane Thursday evening if maximum sustained winds reach 96 mph or higher.

Life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force wind will affect the Bahamas this weekend as the storm will likely strengthen into a Category 3 Major Hurricane. As of Thursday morning it is in open water and moving away from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

The National Hurricane Center is forecasting the storm to make landfall on the Florida Coast Tuesday, September 3 as a Category 4 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of at least 130 mph. The cone of uncertainty allows for a landfall anywhere from South Georgia to the Florida Keys.

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