Dorian stops moving, set to threaten East Coast

No impacts in Alabama

Josh's Monday night update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Dorian has stalled over the northwestern Bahamas, lashing them with a continuous barrage of shrieking, powerful wind, deadly storm surge and flooding. Later tonight into tomorrow, Dorian will begin moving northwest, parallel to Florida’s East Coast. While it’s likely that the center of Dorian will stay just offshore, it will pass close enough to create life-threatening weather conditions along Florida’s East Coast, as well as the coastlines of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Deadly storm surge, strong wind and flooding are all likely in those locations, and if you have family or friends there, encourage them to heed the evacuation orders issued by their local authorities.

For Alabama, there will be no impacts from Dorian. If anything, I suppose the circulation will keep a fetch of lower-humidity air in place over the Deep South. Lower moisture levels in the atmosphere means it won’t feel as muggy as it could, but it also tell us that we will heat up more effectively; highs in the low and mid 90s will be common over the next several days.

A rogue shower or storm is not out of the question, but it’s going to be a mainly dry week.

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