Friday Evening Update: Dorian now a “major” Category 4 hurricane, will impact Florida this weekend

Hurricane Dorian is the season’s first Category Four storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale.  As of 10 PM Friday, the wind was up to 140 MPH and the pressure down to 948 millibars: that’s a 29 millibar drop in 24 hours – the very definition of rapid intensification.  The National Hurricane Center’s track and stats are updated instantly here anytime there is a change in strength or forecast:

If you are traveling to Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas for Labor Day weekend or next week, reconsider your plans: check cancellation policies and stay informed!  If you do decide to go ahead and risk it, be sure you find a local media outlet in that area.  National networks are great, but if you’re trying to make decisions, the local outlets will be able to provide much more applicable information.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

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