Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall in the US state of Florida by 2 p.m. local time on Monday afternoon, according to National Hurricane Centre data.

National Hurricane Centre Director Kenneth Graham said earlier that they are forecasting the potential of a Category 4 storm, with 130 mile an hour winds, by the time it makes landfall in Florida.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for the entire state as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Dorian is reportedly forecast to increase in strength over the coming days and may affect parts of the Bahamas and much of Florida later in the weekend.

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