Hurricane Dorian strengthens to ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 3 storm

Hurricane Dorian has strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph as it churns toward Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Dorian, which is located 625 miles east of West Palm Beach and moving northwest at 10 mph, is expected to become a Category 4 with 140-mph winds by the time it slams into the state.

The NHC warns that parts of Florida are at “an increasing risk of a prolonged, drawn-out event” as Dorian could take more than two days to unleash its wrath ashore.

Depending on where Dorian stalls, rainfall could easily top 10 inches over large areas and potentially exceeding 2 feet in some spots, according to some model projections.

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