WATCH: Hurricane Dorian Churning Over Warm Waters of Atlantic, Predicted to Hit East Central Florida as CAT 3

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: Space Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Dorian as of 11 p.m.


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane hunters flew into Dorian Wednesday evening and found that the storm was strengthening as it pulls away from Puerto Rico over the Atlantic.

As of Wednesday at 11 p.m. the National Hurricane Center has Dorian tabbed as a category 1 hurricane, located about 100 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Wind speeds are now 85 mph and hurricane-force winds extend up to 15 miles from the center of Dorian, while tropical-storm-force winds extend out about 70 miles.

Dorian is projected to increase in intensity more over the warm waters near or east of the Turks and Caicos and Bahamas, then turns toward the east coast of Florida.

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The latest track did not shift much, still churning toward Brevard County for a late Sunday night into the early morning hours of Monday landfall, and is now as a major Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds.

“All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hurricane will be near or over the Florida peninsula,” the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-189, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian.

“It’s important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely. Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster. I will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely with emergency management officials. The state stands ready to support all counties along the coast as they prepare.”

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BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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

Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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

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Saturday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 76. Windy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west northwest 30 to 35 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

Labor Day: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south southwest wind 25 to 30 mph becoming south southeast 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South wind around 10 mph.

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