UPDATE: Hurricane Dorian Makes U.S. Landfall On Outer Banks of North Carolina as CAT 1

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More than 370,000 people were without electricity in the Carolinas and Virginia

WATCH: Hurricane Dorian’s weakened – but still dangerous winds – battered North Carolina’s Outer Banks early Friday as the Category 1 storm made U.S. landfall. (Fox News video)

SPACE COAST DAILY WEATHER UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses Hurricane Dorian’s impacts on North Carolina and Virginia and Brevard’s hot, dry weather on Friday.

(FOX NEWS) – Hurricane Dorian’s weakened – but still dangerous winds – battered North Carolina’s Outer Banks early Friday as the Category 1 storm made U.S. landfall.

The hurricane, which as a Category 5 storm devastated the Bahamas earlier this week, is moving northeast at 14 mph and usherin gin a deluge of rain and floodwaters near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

More than 370,000 people were without electricity in the Carolinas and Virginia early Friday, however, that number is expected to rise as the storm sweeps up the Eastern Seaboard into the weekend.

As of 10 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said Dorian has sustained hurricane-force winds of 77 mph with wind gusts of 89 mph. As it continues to move north, the winds are unlikely to reach land.

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THIS WEEK’S WEATHER FORECAST

Friday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 106. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. West wind around 5 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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