As of 11:00 PM, Hurricane Matthew was located in the Southern portion of the Bahamas, moving northwest at speeds of 10 mph.
Matthew is expected to continue moving northeast tonight into Thursday morning as a category 3 with maximum sustained winds near 115mph.
The center of Matthew is expected to pass over Andros Island and Nassau overnight, before strengthening to a category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds nearing 130mph as it approaches Florida’s east coast Thursday evening.
Though Matthew is not expected to impact Florida until Thursday evening, tropical storm conditions will still influence coastal and middle-line areas.
Hurricane conditions are expected to first reach the hurricane warning area of Florida by late Thursday and will slowly spread northward Thursday night into Friday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area on the Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday and
hurricane conditions are possible in some parts of Georgia and South Carolina by late Friday.