News to Know for Sept. 6: Dorian hammers parts of VA; RVA threat dropping fast; plus, ‘Jeep Watch 2019’

News to Know for Sept. 6

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - We’ve been tracking Dorian nonstop, and here’s a quick look at what you need to know to get you out the door.

Good News for RVA

First Alert Closings

Some schools throughout the area are closed for the day due to Dorian. See the full list here.

And don’t forget to check out all our active weather alerts at anytime on nbc12.com.

Virginia Beach Update

Other parts of the state are not as lucky, with Tropical Storm Warnings (counties shaded in yellow) are in effect for our far eastern counties and southeastern Virginia.

Wind gusts 55-65 mph will be likely with power outages possible in southeastern Virginia.

Dorian is hammering Virginia Beach with strong winds and rain. Brent Solomon NBC12 is there live.

Posted by NBC12 on Friday, September 6, 2019

"I think we’re in for a great big mess.”

After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands, even as it weakened to a Category 1 storm.

The National Hurricane Center says Dorian is losing strength.
The National Hurricane Center says Dorian is losing strength. (Source: CNN)

Track it on your phone

We will keep you up to date on TV and on the NBC12 Weather app. Don’t forget to turn tropical tracks “on."

Tracking the Tropics on the First Alert Weather app

“We are storm hunters.”

When a Richmond-native takes to the skies, he isn’t after deer or elk. Air Force pilot Maj. Alex Boykin’s quarry is something much, much bigger: Monster storms.

He says storm hunting is crucial because the data collected could make a huge difference in how states in the path of the hurricane respond.

Richmond native pilots storm hunter planes into Hurricane Dorian

Jeep Watch 2019

A red Jeep captured the attention of the nation Thursday while Hurricane Dorian’s heavy rains and gusty winds battered the Grand Strand coastline.

Dorian pounds the U.S. coast

DORIAN BATTERS THE U.S. COAST: A live look at Myrtle Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Charleston as the hurricane moves north >> http://bit.ly/2MLhy3R Additional live coverage from North Carolina >> http://bit.ly/2lzzuSC

Posted by NBC12 on Thursday, September 5, 2019

The incident even sparked a spoof video by a kid in South Carolina. Watch it if you need a laugh.

RAW: S.C. kids spoof 'Jeep Watch'

Final Thought

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