Hurricane Dorian (WJHL) –
As of early Thursday evening, the eye of Hurricane Dorian is passing to the south and southeast of Myrtle Beach. It has been a nasty day across the Carolinas as expected. Take a look at Vipir Radar as of 6 p.m. Thursday (See 1st image). Many places along the coast in South Carolina have already picked up 5-10 inches of rain with more on the way.
The forecast track keeps it a category 2 for the next 24 hours. Dorian will FINALLY move away from the U.S. as it accelerates northeast Friday afternoon.
Landfall is possible along the coast of North Carolina late tonight/Friday morning, especially near the Outerbanks. The image above is what our in-house computer model is suggesting.
Storm surge, tornadoes, an extreme flooding risk from rain and strong winds with gusts near hurricane force are all expected through early Friday afternoon. The greatest flood risk remains east of I-95.
Again, we will have no impacts in the Tri-Cities area. A few showers are possible through Thursday night.