Hurricane Dorian is strengthening and is now a Category 3 system. Further significant intensification is expected and it will likely track across the Bahamas and parts of Florida as a potentially devastating hurricane.
</center>Hurricane Dorian has, after a short pause, resumed strengthening late on August 30th – reaching peak sustained winds of 115 mph (185 km/h). It thus became a major category 3 hurricane, the first of the season.
Latest forecast track area / forecast cone for storm center by NWS National Hurricane Center indicates Dorian is expected to track nearly directly westwards, as a major hurricane, affecting the Bahamas on Sunday and possible landfall in south Florida on Monday. Some models suggest no landfall, but a track along the eastern coast of Florida towards the north. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Bahamas.