Dorian strengthens as it takes aim at Florida

Dorian strengthens as it takes aim at Florida
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Hurricane Dorian is strengthening as it makes its way toward the coast of Florida, potentially becoming more dangerous as it approaches the U.S.

The storm is currently a Category 1 hurricane, but forecasts warn it could grow into a Category 3 with winds over 110 mph by the time it makes landfall, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Dorian is currently northwest of Puerto Rico with winds of about 85 mph.

“On this track, Dorian should move over the Atlantic well east of the southeastern and central Bahamas today and on Friday and approach the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday," forecasters said.

Landfall in Florida is predicted for Monday.

Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTrump parts ways with key Florida adviser: report Death and destruction: A timeline of Hurricane Dorian How to take politics beyond charges of racism MORE (R) has declared a state of emergency, asking residents of the Sunshine State to prepare themselves with at least seven days worth of supplies.

The Coast Guard has asked residents with pleasure boats to move ships to safe harbor ahead of the weekend.

Dorian already passed through the U.S. Virgin Islands and narrowly avoided Puerto Rico. It could hit the Bahamas before the continental U.S.