Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry took to Twitter Sunday morning saying that a decision on possible evacuations and closures has been delayed due to Hurricane Dorian's slower speed.
Hurricane Dorian reached a Category 5 categorization Sunday morning with max sustained winds of 175 mph during the National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. advisory as it headed towards the Bahamas.
Dorian continues its slow treck toward Florida's East Coast as Jacksonville stays within the "cone of uncertainty".
Curry said because of Dorian's slow pace the decision on whether or not evacuations and closures will be made has been pushed to likely happen sometime tomorrow morning.
Curry continued to say that if conditions for Dorian changes Sunday then the timing of those decisions on evacuation and closure may also change and to stay informed.
On Saturday, Curry spoke about knowing your evacuation zones and staying prepared as Dorian's track is continuously monitored.
"Currently, the projections of Dorian's movement seems slightly, slightly in our favor," he said during Saturday's 5 p.m. news conference. "While there is a little bit of optimism here, we cannot be complacent. Stay vigilant, aware, continue to prepare and know your evacuation zone."
At the time, Dorian was a Category 4 and Curry said that Jacksonville was not under any watches or warnings nor has he declared an emergency or evacuation. However, changes could be influenced by any new developments from weather experts in the next 12 to 24 hours.