Dorian is now a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane.
According to the National Hurricane Centre, it now has winds near 260 km/h.
It adds that while some fluctuations in intensity are likely, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.
On it current forecast track, Dorian is expected to move over Great Abaco soon, and continue near or over Grand Bahama Island later tonight and Monday.
The hurricane should move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night.