10:15 a.m. Eastern: Currently, Hurricane Joaquin is battering the Bahamas. Will it approach the U.S. coastline? At the moment, the storm's projected path appears to be veering away from the East Coast, experts say.
5:15 p.m. Eastern: Meanwhile, cities all over the Eastern coast have begun preparing for the impact of the hurricane, should it hit. Meanwhile, weather has already started getting stormy.
5 p.m. Eastern: Authorities say Joaquin remains a dangerous Category 4 storm; the hurricane is currently headed from the Bahamas toward the Eastern seaboard, but current reports say the storm is headed further out to sea.