Chance for tropical storm force winds decreases

A slide from the National Weather Service.

The chance of Coffee County suffering tropical storm force winds due to Hurricane Dorian has decreased, according to an updated release from the Coffee County EMA.

The area now has a 10 percent chance of suffering from these winds, which is down from 20 percent earlier in the week, according to the release.

The amount of expected rainfall has also decreased but was not specified in the release.

The CC EMA warn that although the hurricane is not expected to make a Florida landfall, it is still within the possible projections. If the hurricane were to make a Florida landfall, it would bring significant impacts further westward, according to the release.

Hurricane Dorian is currently a Category 4 with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, according to the release.

It is 385 miles east of West Palm Beach, Fla., and is moving to the west at 8 mph. It is expected to slow down and make an eventual turn beginning late Sunday, Sept. 1, according to the release.

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