NWS: Dorian no longer tropical cyclone
No watches, warnings for concern for Northeast Florida & Southeast Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Officials say Dorian is no longer a tropical cyclone after it regenerated into a tropical depression Saturday off the Florida coast.
An increase in showers, thunderstorms and convective activity near the center of rotation showed reason enough for the National Hurricane Center to reclassify it as a tropical depression.
The 5 p.m. advisory had Dorian at winds of 30 mph with higher gusts.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the post-tropical cyclone is expected to dissipate early Sunday.
Hurricane forecast models are in strong agreement with an increase in forward motion and the northeast tract, away from the East Coast. That should place the system several hundred miles off the Carolina coast early Sunday.
Wind shear should curtail serious intensification, and we may see Dorian declared a remnant again as he sweeps away from land.
Locally, Dorian means will have little effect on Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. A slight increase in the surf is the most likely effect, with little chances for a stray shower, and no chance for wind or storm damage due to Dorian.
The Weather Authority will continue to monitor Dorian and update you with the latest information throughout the day.
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