MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After making landfall over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Hurricane Dorian is pushing off to the northeast.

At 11 p.m., Dorian was 200 miles south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, packing 90 mph winds and moving to the northeast at 25 mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles.

Dorian is forecast to continue moving to the northeast with an increase in forward speed expected through Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will move away from the coast of North Carolina during the next several hours. The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England tonight and Saturday morning, and then across Nova Scotia late Saturday or Saturday night.

Dorian is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds by Saturday night as it approaches Nova Scotia.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…
* Salter Path NC to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Eastern Nova Scotia from Hubbards to Avonport

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Southwestern Nova Scotia from Avonport to Hubbards
* Prince Edward Island
* Magdalen Islands
* Southwestern Newfoundland from Parson’s Pond to Indian Harbour

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* North Carolina/Virginia border to Fenwick Island DE
* Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point southward
* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA
* Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA
* East of Bar Harbor to Eastport ME
* Prince Edward Island
* Southwestern Nova Scotia from Avonport to Hubbards

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Fundy National Park to Shediac
* Parson’s Pond to Triton
* Indian Harbour to Stone’s Cove

Hurricane conditions should end along portions of the North Carolina coast during the next few hours. Tropical storm conditions should continue on the southeastern coast of Virginia for the next several hours, and are expected to spread across other portions of the Mid-Atlantic states later today. Tropical storm conditions are also expected in the warning area over portions of extreme southeastern Massachusetts tonight or early Saturday, and in the warning area in Maine Saturday afternoon.

Hurricane conditions are possible in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Saturday, and tropical storm conditions are possible over other portions of the Canadian Maritime and Atlantic areas Saturday and Saturday night.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide…

Salter Path to Duck, NC, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers…4 to 7 ft
Duck, NC to Poquoson, VA, including Hampton Roads…2 to 4 ft

Dorian is expected to produce the following rainfall totals through Saturday.

Northeastern North Carolina into far southeast Virginia…Additional 1 to 4 inches, isolated storm totals 10 inches.
Extreme Southeastern New England…2 to 4 inches.
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island…3 to 5 inches.
Newfoundland…1 to 2 inches

Large swells will affect much of the southeastern United States coast from northern Florida through North Carolina during the next couple of days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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