Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to move near or over the North Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. (National Hurricane Center graphic)

MIAMI— Hurricane Dorian is forecast to bring life-threatening storm surge with significant coastal flooding in the next two days.

The National Hurricane Center issued an advisory at 8 p.m. Wednesday, reporting Dorian is about 130 miles south of Charleston, S.C., and about 255 miles south-southwest of Wilmington. It has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph and is moving north-northwest at 8 mph. Dorian’s minimum central barometric pressure is 28.31 inches.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward from Dorian’s center up to 70 miles. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. All watches and warnings from the NHC’s 5 p.m. advisory remain in effect and unchanged.

The NHC forecasts Dorian will turn to the north-northeast Thursday, with a turn toward the northeast Thursday night. It’s forecast to increase in forward speed Friday. Dorian is forecast to move near or over the North Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday.

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