ORLANDO, Fla.Tropical Storm Dorian continues to gain strength Monday and the latest track shows Central Florida in its path.
As of 11 p.m. Monday, the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was 95 miles east southest of St. Lucia and moving west-northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is expected to continue in that direction until Tuesday night. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict it will make a turn toward the northwest Wednesday.
The latest cone shows Central Florida in its path with outer bands hitting the Sunshine State as early as Saturday. By then, it's expected to have maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. Marion and Sumter counties are the only two in Central Florida that are not yet included in the cone of uncertainty but likely will be by Tuesday morning.
"We're still six days away, but it is time to be concerned,"
Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola Wednesday morning.
The pressure of the storm went up slightly during the 11 p.m.
The 5 p.m. track showed Dorian becoming a Category 1 hurricane earlier than the previous update. The update also showed Dorian as a tropical storm near the Bahamas as it makes its way toward Florida.Our staff are in the process of making sure that all homes we manage are as secure as can be and for those absentee home owners we will be bringing in boats and patio furniture as a precaution