UPDATES: Track, computer models, more for Hurricane Dorian

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Here's the latest on Hurricane Dorian.

After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian made a direct hit Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands.

An Ocracoke Island resident says some residents on North Carolina's coast have had to climb into their attics because of high water.

  • Dorian weakens to a Category 1 hurricane
  • Sustained winds near 90 mph
  • Eye makes landfall at Cape Hatteras, N.C.


5:35 p.m.

Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the North Carolina coast, but it's heading further into the Atlantic Ocean, prompting forecasters to lift hurricane and tropical storm warnings south of the Virginia-North Carolina border.

The 5 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center showed Dorian about 330 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts. It was moving to the northeast at 24 mph.

Maximum sustained winds are at 90 mph. The hurricane center says some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. After that, forecasters expect Dorian to become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds Saturday night or Sunday as it comes close to or passes over eastern Canada.