Tropical Storm Dorian gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical storm warnings are in effect as Dorian makes its way across the Caribbean; it could become a category 1 hurricane as it nears Puerto Rico.
1:23 | 08/27/19

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Good evening and it's great to start another week with all of you at home. And we do begin tonight with that tropical storm Dorian gaining strength in the atlantic. It could become a hurricane as early as tomorrow. The track takes it right toward Puerto Rico, and it is early, but Florida will want to keep a close eye on this. Dorian makes its way across the trib Yan. There's the track there. Currently about 60 miles off Barbados. The system with winds up to 60 miles per hour already and gaining strength. It could be a cat 1 tomorrow. Let's get right to chief meteorologist ginger zee with the newest track. And ginger, it is that time of Reporter: It is. Two weeks and one day, David, until we hit the peak of hurricane season. So, everything is heating up. And you see it right there on the map. Tropical storm warnings include St. Lucia. On the order of 6 to 10 inches of rain that could drop out of this. So, let's take it then through the track. Puerto Rico, the western side of it is on the dirty side of the storm. So, if this becomes a hurricane tomorrow, by Wednesday, we're feeling impacts in Puerto Rico. Certainly for the Dominican Republic. It looks like to thread between the two islands. But it's the red line to the red line, not just that center line, that cone, all important, because where it moves in that track still not that confident. That cone gets wider as we go toward Florida and the weekend, but we will be watching. David? We'll watch it straight through the week with you, ginger, thank you.

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