Dorian has increased from a Category Two earlier in the day Friday to a solid Category 4 this evening. Wind speeds sustained at around 140 mph and gusts near 165.
A closer look at the storms path has it curving north to ride parallel to the coast starting Tuesday afternoon. This will be a battering movement if it comes to fruition as the coastal regions will be walloped from West Palm Beach to Georgia. A cat 3 along the coast for several miles will not be good. Dorian is expected to be a Cat 2 over Jacksonville.
Here is a look at the Saffir-Simpson Scale. A Category 4 is potentially Catastrophic.
The impact from the storm will be significant as a storm of this magnitude has not hit the east coast of Florida since Hurricane Andrew slammed into the southern tip of Florida back in 1992