TROPICAL STORM UPDATE: NHC Has Dorian Tracking as Tropical Storm Predicted to Hit East Coast of Florida Sunday at 8 a.m

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NWS: winds could gust as high as 65 mph in Brevard County on Sunday

SPACE COAST DAILY TV TROPICAL WEATHER UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest on Tropical Storm Dorian and talks about Brevard’s weather for Tuesday. The current cone of probable path shows Dorian hitting Florida in the Space or Treasure coast area as a tropical storm at about 8 a.m Sunday morning.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The current National Hurricane Center update has Dorian tracking as a tropical storm that is predicted to hit somewhere along the east coast of Florida.

The current cone of probable path shows Dorian hitting Florida in the Space or Treasure coast area as a tropical storm at about 8 a.m Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service is predicting on Sunday that winds could gust as high as 65 mph in Brevard County, and the chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tropical Storm Dorian is centered as of 11 a.m. AST/EDT about 60 miles west-northwest of St. Lucia and about 415 miles southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph and will move across the eastern and northeastern Caribbean Sea during the next few days, passing near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, move near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night, and move north of Hispaniola on Thursday.

On Thursday night and Friday, the center of Dorian is forecast to move near the Turks and Caicos and southeastern Bahamas.

The current National Hurricane Center update has Dorian tracking as a tropical storm that is predicted to hit somewhere along the east coast of Florida at about 8 a.m Sunday morning. The current cone of probable path shows Dorian hitting Florida in the Space or Treasure Coast area. (NHC image)

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Martinique, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominic, Saba and St. Eustatius, and for the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Punta Palenque and from Samana to Puerto Plata. Interests in the Virgin Islands should monitor the progress of Dorian.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it moves close to Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

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BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

On the Space Coast Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, partly sunny, with a high near 91 and a heat index value as high as 101.

Calm winds will become northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon with new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

On Tuesday night, there will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Windy, with a north northeast wind 40 to 45 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 65 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Windy, with a south southeast wind 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Labor Day: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

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