Hurricane Dorian update for Tuesday, 9/3, 1:50 p.m.
**Hurricane Dorian Update for Tuesday (9/3) at 1:50 p.m.**
Only essential functions are open on the UF campus in Gainesville. On Wednesday, 9/4, classes are canceled but otherwise the Gainesville campus will be operating on a normal schedule.
UF units outside of Alachua County should follow the closures of their local governments and heed advice from local officials, including evacuations.
No Tropical Storm Watches or Warnings are in place for Alachua County and are not anticipated. 1.5-2 inches of rain is forecast over the next 48 hours in associated with Dorian. Isolated higher amounts are possible. No significant local impacts are currently forecast for the campus/Gainesville area. Rain and thunderstorms are possible.
At the 11 a.m. advisory, Dorian was finally moving northwestward but only at 2mph. A slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight. The center was located approximately 105 miles east of Ft. Pierce, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 110mph (Category 2).
On the forecasted track, the core of Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move 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.
Dorian is expected to maintain its current Category 2 status as it parallels the Florida east coast today and Wednesday.
A current list of coastal watches and warnings is available from the National Hurricane Center.