Saturday 5 am track shifts Dorian East, stays steady as a category 4 storm

Orlando, Fla. — Hurricane Dorian reached Category 4 status Friday as it continues to slowly track toward Florida.

5 a.m. update SATURDAY: 

The updated 5 a.m. track takes Hurricane Dorian farther east, turning north before it hits the Florida coast.

Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields said while the track looks like good news for inland residents, it's still too early to know for sure where the storm will go. He said if the storm were to follow the forecasted track, it would still cause significant impacts to the coast.

Shields said he recommends that coastal residents continue their storm prep and get ready to evacuate as needed. On the other hand, he said inland residents in Orange, Seminole, Lake Osceola, Sumter and Marion counties can pause their preparations for now while still staying vigilant.

He said those inland residents should operate with a "wait and see" mentality over the next 24 hours.

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