A hurricane warning has been issued for the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra as well as the US Virgin Islands, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.
A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the area — in this case in the next 12 hours.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in Puerto Rico today with hurricane conditions possible.
Tropical Storm Dorian has strengthened to 70 mph this morning, only 4 mph from reaching hurricane status.
The forecast for Dorian calls for continued strengthening over the next few days, now reaching Category 3 on Sunday over the Bahamas. The extended forecast for Dorian still calls for a landfall in Florida on Monday.