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Tropical Storm Dorian Forms In Caribbean, Could Target Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian
National Weather Service
Tropical Storm Dorian

Updated 8/26 at 11 a.m.:

A tropical storm in the Carribean is expected to strengthen to a hurricane by early next week.

The storm formed in the Atlantic Ocean early Saturday and began strengthening as it moved west, traveling at speeds of about 12 miles per hour toward the Caribbean Ocean.

Dorian is located less than 800 miles east-southeast of Barbados with maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. Some models predict Tropical Storm Dorian would arrive in the Lesser Antilles by Tuesday as a Category 1 hurricane.

The projected path could have it near the east coast of Florida by the end of the week. It could possible be off the Atlantic Coast over the Labor Day weekend.

Tropical Storm Dorian
Credit NOAA
Outlook for Tropical Storm Dorian