WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Dorian remains a category 2 storm as it travels toward the Florida coast

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Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is still moving slowly towards the southeastern coast, weakening along the way. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Hurricane Dorian remains a category 2 hurricane as the storm slightly increases in strength.

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According to the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. advisory, Dorian is a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 MPH.

Parts of Florida are starting to see some rain and wind.

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"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," the center said.

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The latest for the CSRA shows Allendale and Screven counties receiving tropical storm force winds between 40 to 50 MPH. In the Augusta area, we are expecting a windy few days with gusts between 15 to 20 MPH.

We're continuing to monitor the situation.

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