MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Hurricane Dorian is a strong and dangerous category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph and gusts up to 185 mph. Dorian is heading towards the northwestern Bahamas, and devastating impacts are possible to the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. Beyond that, Dorian will turn north, but it’s not known exactly when – some models still have the hurricane making landfall in east Florida, some keep it offshore. At this time, the east coast of Florida, coastal Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are all at risk for storm surge, strong winds, flooding and spin-up tornadoes through much of next week.
In Alabama, this storm will impact us differently. We’ll be the bullseye for dry air wrapping around Dorian, and out forecast will be warm and sunny next week.
Before we dry out, we have to get through another day of pop-up showers and storms. Sunday will be similar to Saturday, with highs near 90 and scattered storms in the afternoon.
Our winds shift to come out of the north by Labor Day, and drier, less humid air filters in. From Monday onward, expect warm and sunny conditions.