Hurricane Dorian Shifts East, May Only Brush Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports:

Hurricane Dorian’s forecast track continued its shift east Saturday morning, maintaining the threat to Florida’s east coast but increasing the chance the storm will spare Florida a direct hit. The 8 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, which showed the storm’s winds had strengthened to 145 miles per hour.

But the cone has been shifting seaward over the past 15 hours, with the center now remaining offshore and aimed at landfall in South Carolina. Forecasters warn that the margin for error remains significant and that most of Florida’s east coast remained at risk of a devastating strike from a Category 4 storm.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Orlando International Airport will shut down at 2 a.m. on Monday “out of an abundance of caution” as Hurricane Dorian makes its way toward Central Florida. Passengers with booked trips should check in with their airlines for flight information, officials said.

“Hurricane Dorian has strengthened and slowed,” Phil Brown, CEO of Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, said in a release. “Our plan currently is to run full operations through Sunday. We don’t know exactly where Dorian is going but we do know that it will have a significant impact on the entire state of Florida.”