As hurricane Matthew, who is currently a category 3 storm, continues it’s northeastern path through the Bahamas at 120 mph, a new hurricane Warning has been extended northward from the Sebastian Inlet of Florida to the Flagler/Volusia county line.
Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties remain under a hurricane watch.
While Matthew has weakened to a category three, the National Hurricane Center says due to the environment between the Bahamas and Florida, conditions are favorable for Matthew to restrengthen at some point during the next couple of days.
By the weekend, Matthew is then forecast to gradually weaken.
Matthew is very likely to produce storm surge, extreme winds, heavy rains, flash floods, and beach erosion.
School districts throughout Florida’s east coast are canceling classes ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.
No classes tomorrow and Friday in Broward, PB, Martin and St. Lucie counties.
The U.s Coast Guard is also advising boaters to batten down the hatches and as they prepare to close several bridges.
Governor Rick Scott says today is the last day for Florida residents to prepare ahead of Hurricane Matthew.
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