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Hurricane Dorian, heading for Florida, expected to become a Category 3 storm

If Hurricane Dorian continues its current path, it will likely make landfall on the east coast of Florida early Monday morning, forecasters said Wednesday night.

The hurricane is expected to strengthen to a Category 3 storm by the time it hits, Fox 35 meteorologist Glenn Richards told the Orlando Sentinel. "This would be the strongest hurricane to hit central Florida in over 30 years," he added. "Hurricane force sustained winds would be carried across the entire width of the state if the current forecast holds."

Dorian battered the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, and while the outer bands did bring heavy rains to Puerto Rico, the eye of the storm moved away from the island. It was a welcome respite, as Puerto Rico is still recovering from damage sustained during 2017's Hurricane Maria.