Dorian Got a Second Chance Near Florida
August 03, 2013; 3:02 AM
Dorian regenerated into a tropical depression early on Saturday morning off the east coast of Florida, but quickly lost tropical characteristics late Saturday afternoon after getting battered by strong wind shear for much of Saturday.
Dorian will move northeast over the western Atlantic through Monday with no substantial impact to land by the second half of the weekend. Downpours and thunderstorms will move away from the northern Bahamas and eastern Florida through Saturday night.
Residents and travelers in these areas should be prepared for disruptive blinding downpours, as well as incidents of urban flooding.
Bathers and boaters should exercise caution from Miami Beach to the Outer Banks, eastward through the northern Bahamas for the balance of this weekend, due to some rough seas and surf.
A cold front will scoop up Dorian and guide it northeastward over the next couple of days. While the cold front will eventually bring some rain to Bermuda early next week, the heaviest rain and squally associated with Dorian will remain well north and west of the island chain.