Tropical Storm Dorian continues to churn over the open tropical Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Dorian continues to maintain its strength as it churns over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

    Located about 1670 miles east of the Northern Leeward Island and packing maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, the system is heading in a west-northwestward direction at 18 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    The current five day forecast shows Tropical Storm Dorian making its way across the open sea toward the Lesser Antilles region Sunday into Monday as a tropical storm, continuing in the same direction somewhere between the southern Bahamas and Hispaniola by Tuesday afternoon.

    Only modest strengthening is expected over the next five days, the National Hurricane Center forecasts.

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    What does it mean for the Garden State? Nothing now. Just something to watch.

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