GREENSBORO, N.C. — The threat for North Carolina is increasing with Dorian, especially at the beaches. A track right along the coastal areas of North & South Carolina is most likely, but what are some other possibilities for here in the Piedmont?

There are three main scenarios of tracks that could play out.

TRACK 1: Dorian hits Florida and moves inland as it heads north

  • This would bring more wind/rain & concern here in the Triad. 
Dorian Possible Track 1
This track would take Dorian inland. It's not that likely at this time.
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TRACK 2: Dorian hugs the Southeast U.S. Coast all the way from Florida to N.C.

  • This would be worst for the coast, with high wind/rain/surf impacts. Less of an impact here in the Triad with lower rain / less wind
Dorian Possible Track 2
This possible track for Hurricane Dorian would have it track right along the whole Southeast U.S. coast. This would be quite bad for the beaches, less so for the Piedmont.
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TRACK 3: Dorian curves farther east and misses us "out to sea"

  • This would be best for everybody. The Triad would have no impacts. 
Dorian Possible Track 3
This track would take Dorian out to sea after Florida.
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Right now, track #2 appears most likely, hugging the coast with big impacts at the beaches and lower impacts in the Piedmont. We will keep you updated as the storm evolves. 

TIMEFRAME: No matter what impacts we see, we won't see anything until Wednesday at the earliest, more likely Thursday & Friday. 

Dorian Alert Levels
Alert levels for Dorian as of Friday evening. Coastal residents should be on high alert through the end of next week.
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