While Dorian is likely to remain disorganized, disruptive downpours will continue to spread northwestward from the Bahamas to South Florida into the end of the week.
In most cases, Dorian's impact will be an unwanted downpour or brief squall, but for a few locations, it could be more significant.
Dorian is essentially a tropical wave, or a very weak tropical disturbance at this time, but it still poses travel disruptions and perhaps occasional risks to lives and property.
People in the path of Dorian should continue to monitor the system, especially from the standpoint of enhanced rainfall, possible flooding and locally gusty thunderstorms.
Popular cruise stops in Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas, bathers and sun worshipers at Miami Beach and people vacationing in Orlando could face some disruptions. Locally gusty storms could cause delays at the airports in Miami, Tampa and Orlando and along I-75, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.
During Wednesday into Thursday, areas likely to be impacted the most from Dorian would be the central and southern Bahamas to central Cuba.
From late Thursday into Saturday, the area from the northern Bahamas to South Florida and central and western Cuba would have the most impact from the system.
The odds are greatly against Dorian from becoming a hurricane, and it may never regain tropical storm status.
Occasionally, the downpours associated with the struggling system can organize into something a bit more robust.
These unpredictable flare-ups of showers and thunderstorms can produce torrential rainfall and gusty winds. During such an event, several inches of rain can fall in as many hours and winds could be strong enough to down trees, power lines and cause minor property damage.
Localized torrential downpours can lead to urban and low-lying area flooding, while strong wind gusts can catch small craft operators offguard.
Rounds of tropical downpours are common in the tropics, during the summer and early autumn as weak disturbances roll along from east to west in the trade winds.
Disruptive winds at mid-levels of the atmosphere will be the main deterrent to explosive redevelopment of Dorian. The system could totally break up over or near the Florida Peninsula toward this coming weekend.
There were storms along the flight path, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.
Strong winds and rough seas hampered evacuation efforts as hundreds remain stranded aboard the Norman Atlantic ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
While colder air will flow into the Northeast this week, the lack of snow will continue through the end of December and the start of 2015.
A storm and cold air forecast to develop at the end of 2014 and linger into the start of 2015 will deliver snow, rain and a frost or freeze to portions of California.
Rain, snow, and unseasonably cold conditions will impact much of the West through the upcoming week with the threat of slippery travel in parts of the Southwest by midweek.
A storm will continue to spread rain and disruptive snow farther to the east across eastern Europe Monday into Tuesday.
Buffalo, NY (2001)
An amazing 26.2" more snow buried the city, bringing the 5 day total (at the airport) to 81.5". The previous record for an entire month was 68.4" in December, 1985. In addition, a new record snow depth was established at 44". All unnecessary travel was banned, and a state of emergency was declared by the governor.
New England (1839)
Third of Triple snowstorms - 24" of snow in Hartford; Worcester pressure: 28.77"; Boston - whole gales swept coast - studied by Redfield & Espy.
Coldest December morning in Iowa: 104 stations averaged -24.6 degrees.