WATCH: NHC Upgrades Dorian to Hurricane Status, Threatens Brevard as Category 3 Storm

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WATCH: Brevard Emergency Management PIO Don Walker discusses preparedness for Tropical Storm Dorian

SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: The National Hurricane Center has declared Dorian a hurricane near the US Virgin Islands. Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest NHC report.

BREVARD COUNTY FLORIDA (NHC) – Dorian, the fourth named storm of the hurricane season,  has strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center in its 2 p.m. update.

Dorian is currently located near St. Thomas with maximum winds of 75 mph as it moves northwest at 13 mph.

A hurricane warning has been issued for U.S. Virgin Islands, in addition to the British Virgin Islands, Vieques and Culebra, which means that hurricane conditions are expected within the next 12 hours.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico, where a tropical storm warning is also in effect for the same areas.

According to the National Hurricane Center “cone,” Dorian could make landfall in Brevard County as a CAT 3 hurricane on Monday.

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: Brevard County Emergency Management public information officer Don Walker discusses preparedness for Tropical Storm Dorian. 

Dorian, the fourth named storm of the hurricane season,  has strengthened Wednesday into a hurricane near the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center in its 2 p.m. update. According to the National Hurricane Center “cone,” Dorian could make landfall in Brevard County as a CAT 3 hurricane on Monday. (NHC image)

Given the uncertainties of the track forecast, interests in the District are encouraged to closely monitor information being disseminated by South Florida Water Management meteorologists and the National Hurricane Center and be ready to take action, if required. (SFWMD image)

BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

On the Space Coast Wednesday, the National Weather Service forecasts a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, mostly sunny, with a high near 92 and a heat index values as high as 105. West winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

On Wednesday night, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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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