As the eye of hurricane Matthew continues to move off of the northeastern coast of Cuba, the National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for Florida.
Most hurricane warning are issued as a storm grows closer than 48 hours away, however, local law enforcement and the National hurricane Center felt it was appropriate to issue the warning early due to the intensity of the storm .
Counties under the hurricane watch are as follows:
Broward County, Palm Beach county, and the treasure coast.
At 11:00pm the radar put the eye of Hurricane Matthew over northeastern Cuba,as it continues it’s path, moving north at 8mph. The latest models still show that Matthew is supposed to turn north-northwest Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night, which would lead it straight towards the Bahamas.
Matthew will continue moving through the Bahamas through Thursday, where it is expected to then impact the east coast of Florida Thursday evening into Friday.
Good news is, Mathew’s winds have weakened slightly to 130 mph with higher gusts, however, it still remains a category 4 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Some fluctuations in intensity are possible during the next couple of days, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through at least Thursday night.