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11am Friday update: Life-threatening storm surge and devasting hurricane-force winds are likely in portions of the northwestern Bahamas, where a hurricane watch is in effect.

Life-threatening storm surge and devasting hurricane-force winds are likely along portions of the Florida east coast by next week, but it still too soon to determine where the highest storm surge and winds will occur.

A prolonged period of storm surge, high winds and rainfall is likely in portions of Florida into next week, including the possibility of hurricane-force winds over inland portions of the Florida peninsula.


WATCH LIVE: Lee County officials are hosting a news conference at the Emergency Operations Center about Hurricane Dorian

Posted by NBC2 News on Friday, August 30, 2019
According to NBC2, The storm remains a strong 110 mph Category 2 hurricane. Wind gusts in Dorian are as high as 130 mph. The first appearance of a defined eye is a signal that more strengthening is to come.
Dorian is forecast to become a Category 3 storm later today. Dorian is beginning to slow down, moving northwest at 10 mph, which is a detail crucial to what Dorian does in the coming days.