Hurricane Dorian Downgraded To Category 2 Storm, Space Coast Still Under Hurricane Warning

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Brevardians can expect tropical force winds of 40 to 50 mph, heavy rain

SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the 11 a.m. advisory from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Dorian to a Category 2 storm as Brevard County has been moved out of the cone of uncertainty in the latest NHC report.

Dorian is still slamming the Grand Bahama as of Tuesday afternoon which began its strike on the Bahamas on Sunday.

The prime minister of the Bahamas said his island nation was in “the midst of a historic tragedy.”

As Dorian begins to move off the Bahamas, it is currently moving to the northwest at 2 mph and carrying max sustained winds of 110 mph.

However, Brevard County still remains under Hurricane Warning until Dorian passes through Brevard County’s vicinity.

Brevardians can expect tropical force winds of 40 to 50 mph, with gusts of up to 60 mph, and sudden heavy downpours throughout Tuesday evening.

“A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast Thursday morning,” said National Hurricane Center in the 11 a.m. report.

Forecasters are projecting the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening.

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The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday and Thursday night.

National Hurricane Center is also warning residents living on Florida’s East Coast that the risks of tornadoes is heightened near the immediate east coast of Florida through tonight. This risk will shift to along the immediate coastal Georgia and the coastal Carolinas on Wednesday into Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center reported at 11  a.m. Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian weakened to a CAT 2 and forecast path continues to shift east and is the center is now predicted to pass the Brevard County coastline at 100 mph at 60 to 80 miles east of the coast overnight on Tuesday. (NHC image)

The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecasts predicts new rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible on Tuesday. Here’s the NWS weather forecast for Brevard county through Sunday:

• On Tuesday night, tropical storm conditions are expected, with hurricane conditions possible with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

• Wednesday: Tropical storm conditions expected, with hurricane conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 90. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

• Wednesday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible, with hurricane conditions also possible. A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
• Thursday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95. West southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

• Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

• Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

• Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

• Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

• Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

• Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

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