Hurricane Dorian held at a Category 1 into Thursday afternoon, but by Sunday morning, it could become a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.
"The latest is still 85 mph winds with 105 mph gusts. Still moving northwest at 13 [mph]," said Van Denton, FOX8 Chief Meteorologist. "It looks like it may come into Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Monday."
There is an increasing likelihood of life-threatening storm surges along portions of Florida's east coast late this weekend or early next week, the NHC said.
The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds along Florida's east coast late this weekend and early next weeks continues to increase as well.
Regardless of the exact track of Dorian, heavy rains are expected to hit parts of Florida and the southeastern U.S. this weekend and into the middle of next week.
The risk of life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force winds this weekend continues to increase in the northwestern Bahamas. Hurricane watches could be issued there tonight or Friday.
"Rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods," according to the NHC.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in Florida.