National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters now say the weather system will be downgraded to a tropical depression before it has an influence on eastern Cuba next week.
In its latest advisory, the NHC said that no coastal watches or warnings are presently in effect. It did suggest that the northern Leeward Islands should continue to monitor the progress of TS Dorian.
As of 5:00 a.m. Saturday, Dorian was packing 40 MPH (65 KM/H) while moving west at 22 MPH (35 KM/H).
The Cuban Weather Service (INSMET) will be issuing its lates advisoy on Dorian at 6:00 p.m. local time.
NOTE: By late Saturday afternoon TS Dorian had dissipated.