The core of Hurricane Dorian is finally moving away from Grand Bahama, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
However, in its 2 p.m. advisory, NHC warned that dangerous winds and a life-threatening storm surge will continue to impact the island through this evening.
Dorian was stationary over Grand Bahama for most of yesterday.
The now category 2 hurricane has picked up speed since this morning as it continued to weakened. It is now moving at a speed of 5 mph.
“A slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight,” NHC said.
“On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina
coast late Thursday and Thursday night.
Dorian is packing winds near 110 mph with higher gusts.
It is expected to remain a powerful storm over the next few days.