While it is still a major storm with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour, Dorian is projected to now shift north, potentially sparing Florida much of the devastating damage predicted. As always, projections are subject to change, but with this latest model, much of Florida may dodge the proverbial bullet (or in this case, bomb).

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Based on the models, it appears the storm will pick up forward momentum and move fairly quickly across the area instead of slowing and dumping rain in the same location. As of the 11 am update, Dorian is moving West at 8 miles per hour, with hurricane warnings posted northwest of the Bahamas including the island of Grand Bahama Island and the Abaco Islands. Dangerous storm surges are still possible along the Florida coast, however with the changing path of the storm, it is not as easy to predict intensity at this time.

Residents of the east coast including North and South Carolina, portions of Georgia and Florida should continue to pay attention to the updates as the storm progresses westward.