Gov. Kemp urging Georgians to leave the coast ahead of Hurricane Dorian

ATLANTA — The latest track for Hurricane Dorian shows it running parallel to the Florida coast and will reach Georgia by Wednesday evening.

Dorian's maximum sustained winds are at 110 mph with higher gusts. Dorian is moving north northwest at about 6 mph.

Severe Weather Team 2 says the latest track shows the storm moving slightly further away when it comes up the Georgia coast, but not enough to keep the state out of harm's way.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking Dorian and will be breaking down new data LIVE all morning on Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m.

Gov. Brian Kemp urged people who live along the coast to listen to emergency personnel and leave.

"This is not a storm to mess with as we have seen," Kemp said. "We do not want to have a death here in Georgia because of this storm or because of someone not taking this seriously."

Several watches and warnings have been issued along the southeast coast in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina ahead of Dorian.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said tropical storm warnings have been issued for Bryan, Chatham, Camden, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh counties.

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11 p.m. 

The latest track puts Hurricane Dorian within about 75-80 miles of the Georgia coast.

10:30 p.m.

Model data is showing Dorian moving even closer to Georgia coast.

9:21 p.m.

Here is a look at the projected rainfall for the SE coast.

8:51 p.m.

NASA released satellite photos of the massive amount of flooding across the Bahamas.

8:08 p.m.

Crews have started shutting down bridges in parts of Florida as Dorian nears.

7:12 p.m.

Rain bands from Dorian hitting central Florida

6:10 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon said that the Comfort Inn & Suites in McDonough is providing a FREE pizza dinner today and tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for evacuees.

5:35 p.m.:

Governor Brian Kemp held a news conference ahead of Hurricane Dorian's impact along coastal Georgia. He urged people to evacuate, saying, "This is a storm not to mess with."

5:26 p.m.:

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said storm surge will still have significant impacts along Florida and Georgia coast.

5:01 p.m.:

Hurricane Dorian's track is a little closer to the Georgia coast.

4:57 p.m.:

Hurricane Dorian's winds remain at 110 mph and is about 125 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral.

4:25 p.m.:

The U.S. Coast Guard is offering help for people searching for U.S. citizens in the Bahamas.

4:02 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns says Hurricane Dorian will be along Georgia's coast tomorrow.

3:11 p.m.:

Channel 2's Richard Elliot is at the Georgia National Guard's Joint Operations Center as they're getting ready to send troops to the coast for Hurricane Dorian

2:01 p.m.:

Dorian's track keeps the center about 80 - 90 mph east of the Georgia coast.

1:41 p.m.:

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said Dorian is encountering wind shear from the west.

1:06 p.m.: 

Channel 2's Tony Thomas on St. Simons Island said the waves are starting to pick up.

12:39 p.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said that even though Dorian is a Category 2 storm, it'll still have impacts along the Georgia coast.

12:05 p.m.

All of the Georgia coast is under a tropical storm warning now. Monahan expects the worst weather later tomorrow into early Thursday, with storm surge of 3-6 feet possible.

11:15 a.m.

Here is the latest path for Hurricane Dorian, which is now a Category 2 storm. Monahan says 3 to 6 feet of storm surge is possible.

10:55 a.m.

Hurricane Dorian is no longer a major hurricane. The storm has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.

9:54 a.m.

The eye of Dorian is no longer showing up clearly on satellite imagery according to Monahan:

9:33 a.m.

Monahan says Dorian is starting to push away from the Bahamas.

6:47 a.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 is monitoring closely other systems that could form in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic:

6:28 a.m.

A new satellite image shows how the eye of Dorian is looking Tuesday morning. Monahan says the storm could weaken more Tuesday.

6:11 a.m.

These are the latest watches and warnings issued for the Georgia coast.

5:01 a.m.

Dorian remains stationary over the Bahamas with wind gusts of 120 mph. Tropical storm warning has been issued for Glynn and Camden County.  .​​​​​

The areas include Jekyll Island, Glynn Haven, Sea Island, St. Simons, Country Club Estate and Dock Junction

4:38 a.m.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan says Georgia coast can expect main impacts.

3:38 a.m.

Monahan says Dorian has been stationary over the Bahamas and may be picking up its movement Tuesday morning.

Parts of Florida are starting to feel winds near tropical storm force.