JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Dorian's impacts have begun to be felt in Florida. 

As the storm slowly moved to the north, a hurricane watch was issued for parts of the First Coast. Some coastal areas of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina issued mandatory evacuations in anticipation of the storm's arrival.

On Wednesday, storm surge, gusty wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Dorian began lashing many areas of the First Coast. Occasional tornado warnings could be issued later in the afternoon.

While the eyewall of the storm is expected to remain off shore, we will continue to feel impacts here at home.

 RELATED: Dorian updates: Get the latest forecast

First Coast News is dedicated to giving you all the information you need to know as the storm approaches the southeast United States. We're expanding our on-air newscasts and will provide streaming live coverage on our website and across our social media platforms. 

RELATED: LIST: First Coast school closures ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Watch our live coverage in the video above or on our YouTube channel. When we're not providing live reports from our reporters in the field, we'll stream satellite images, forecast tracks and spaghetti models to keep you informed. 

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Hurricane Dorian updates:

Here are the names, locations of shelters ahead of Hurricane Dorian

St. Johns County issues mandatory Monday morning evacuations for Zones A, B

 Jacksonville Beach issues Declaration of Emergency, mandatory evacuation of zones A, B effective Monday morning

State of Emergency issued for Duval County, mandatory evacuations for zones A, B to start Monday morning

Know your evacuation zone ahead of Hurricane Dorian's potential impact on the First Coast