Hurricane Dorian has a good chance of intensifying into a Category 5 storm, meteorologist Bill Karins explained on MSNBC on Friday.
"Bill, based upon your experience, does this look like it’s going to be a 3 or 4 when it hits Florida?" anchor Chris Matthews asked.
"I would be surprised if it was a 3. Most likely 4 and I think it has a good chance of going Category 5 sometime in the next 48 hours," Karins replied.
"We’ve seen a lot of changes in the last 12 hours or so. This is the eye. You can see how symmetrical it’s gotten. It’s undergoing rapid intensification right it is likely a Category 4 already," he explained. "We think these stats will be upgraded considerably when we get the new advisory at 11:00 eastern time."
24 hour loop of #Dorian on water vapor imagery is amazing. #RapidIntensification https://t.co/u7WOedQVEL— Bill Karins (@Bill Karins)1567206898.0
"We knew this was going to be a big intense storm. The hurricane center had been predicting that anyways. The big question is where is it going to go," Karins noted.