Florida is expected to duck a direct hit by Hurricane Dorian, but weather forecasters remain uncertain as to where or when the major storm will make landfall.
Forecasters also say Dorian could turn back out to sea without making landfall.
As of 8 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center reported Dorian is a Category 4 storm that’s expected to stall over Bermuda for a 24-hour period and dump up to two feet of rain.
Here’s the warning track issued at 8 p.m., which predicts Dorian to be a Category 2 storm when it reaches North Carolina by Thursday afternoon.
And this is how the National Hurricane Center forecast track has changed throughout Saturday beginning at 5 a.m. with Dorian making a straight track towards the Charleston area.
The 8 a.m impact cone also mirrored that track.
But by 11 a.m., the track shifted northeast closer to Myrtle Beach, and shortly thereafter Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency.
The 5 p.m. cone showed Dorian still offshore, but along the coast of North Carolina.
Coastal South Carolina is still not clear of impacts if Dorian remains offshore in terms of rain, with up to 10 inches in the current forecast.