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Bahamas, South Florida Closely Monitoring Dorian

While being monitored for possible restrengthening, Dorian still threatens to enhance downpours and kick up rough surf along its path through midweek.

After losing its tropical storm status on Saturday, Dorian is now a tropical rainstorm racing westward through the southern Atlantic.

Disruptive wind shear is currently preventing Dorian from strengthening back into a tropical depression or storm.

However, meteorologists are closely monitoring Dorian since the wind shear may lessen some during the next couple of days, giving Dorian the opportunity to reorganize.

Dorian returning to tropical storm status would raise the alarm for widespread flooding, damaging winds and dangerous surf to Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and South Florida.

Even if such restrengthening fails to occur, Dorian will not pass unnoticed to those living along and near its path.

A handful of heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue to graze the northernmost Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Monday as Dorian and the majority of its storminess pass by to the north.

More numerous drenching and gusty showers and thunderstorms from Dorian may graze Hispaniola and will spread in a southeast-to-northwest fashion across the Turks and Caicos Islands, southern and central Bahamas and eastern Cuba Monday through Wednesday.

Localized flash flooding is a concern, as well as minor tree damage and power outages.

The danger of rough surf will also shift from east to west from the Leeward Islands to the Bahamas through Wednesday.

Dorian may press far enough to the northwest Wednesday night and Thursday to enhance showers and thunderstorms across South Florida, including in Miami, Key West and Fort Lauderdale.

The accompanying downpours could trigger flash flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas, in addition to reducing visibility for motorists and heightening the risk for vehicles to hydroplane.

Again, more adverse impacts than those given above would likely be in store for the Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and South Florida this week if Dorian regains tropical storm status.