Dorian continues lashing the coast of the Carolinas today with hurricane conditions likely later today and isolated tornadoes. Conditions will slowly but steadily improve for the Georgia coast after 50 MPH wind gusts occurred.
A Tropical Storm Warning continues for the North Coast of Georgia while Hurricane Warnings extend from the Savannah River to Virginia. A Tropical Storm Watch as far north as far Southeast New England.
The eye of the hurricane will track close to the coast from Northeast of Charleston today to Northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina by Friday afternoon. One or more landfalls possible along the way especially for North Carolina.
Interesting to note the last Category 3 storm to hit North Carolina struck 23 years ago Thursday, FRAN in 1996. Although Dorian may be a Cat 2 when the eye nears NC.
Even if landfall does not occur officially (meaning the center of the eye moving onshore) it will likely still bring hurricane force winds to the Carolinas at times as the eye-wall may scrape the coasts of Northern South Carolina and North Carolina.
It could still be a minimal hurricane when it reaches Southeast Canada by Sunday.
Some gusty breezes for Atlanta at times today on the backside of Dorian. As I’ve explained on the radio the past few days the subsidence or downward sinking air motions on the left side of the hurricane help boost our heat from compression heating. (Ideal Gas Law-- when air sinks it compresses and a compressed gas like air heats).
An outside chance the East side of Atlanta or at least the East third of the state gets a shower or thundershower today as an indirect effect from Dorian but most of us stay dry.
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