Sunday storms, Dorian latest - Live Doppler 13 Blog

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Lindsey Monroe

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen as it tracks westward at 8 mph. It now has sustained winds of 175 mph with gusts up to 200 mph as it approaches the northern Bahamas bringing life-threatening winds, storm surge, and rainfall.

The latest weather models continue to bring to storm path right along the east coast of Florida before shifting northward Monday evening. Regardless of the exact track, impacts will still be felt in the form of storm surge, damaging wind, and several inches of rainfall along Florida's east coast. Landfall looks more probably somewhere up the eastern seaboard near the Carolinas as a weaker, Cat. 1 or 2 storm looking ahead to the end of next week.

Get the latest hurricane information at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Back in Indiana, a frontal boundary that has been stalled to our south keeping clouds and stray showers around will push north through the state today.

We're starting the day with a round of thundershowers expected through the early afternoon. When the warm front arrives, spotty storms will begin to fire up along the boundary after 2 p.m.

There is a risk for a few strong storms along this boundary across the far southern part of the state, but the primary risk for most of central Indiana today will be pockets of heavy rain and lightning impacting outdoor activities. Highs will top out in the upper 70s/near 80.

Storms dwindle later this evening with mainly cloudy skies lingering overnight. Lows in the mid 60s.

Labor Day looks great this year -- more sunshine returning in the afternoon with seasonally warm highs in the low to mid 80s.

Temperatures will climb to the 85-88° on Tuesday before a cold front swings in bringing a slight chance of showers late Tuesday but more so a blast of cooler air with highs back in the 70s starting Wednesday.

High temperatures continue in the 70s through next weekend with mainly dry conditions.