Hurricane Dorian keeps looking worse for Florida, with 10 million people in harm's way on a busy Labor Day weekend, the AP reports.
The big picture: If Dorian makes landfall as a Category 4, it'll be the biggest since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
- The storm has intensified to a Category 3 and is expected to be a Category 4 when making landfall Monday or early Tuesday.
- Uncertainty on landfall makes evacuating harder: “Sometimes if you evacuate too soon, you may evacuate into the path of the storm if it changes,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
- Weather Channel expert Rick Knabb warns: "Possibility of very slow-moving #Dorian spending way too much time over major metros in Florida. Major hurricane? Bad. Also a slow mover over densely populated areas? Worst kind of hurricane."
A very 2019 footnote: Miami "has told all rental services to get their [electric scooters] off the streets ... lest they fly perilously through the air when Dorian reaches land," reports Bloomberg.
What's next: The Bahamas face Dorian's wrath this weekend, the National Hurricane Service notes.
- "Hurricane conditions are possible in the northwestern Bahamas by Sunday, with tropical storm conditions possible by Saturday night or Sunday morning."
- "A life-threatening storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds in the northwestern Bahamas."
- Per WashPost: "The storm surge will be exacerbated by naturally occurring astronomical high tides, which are some of the highest of the year this weekend into early next week."