Matthew is strengthening near the northwestern Bahamas. It is forecast to be a Category 4 as it approaches Florida. It is located about 250 miles southeast of West Palm Beach with winds over 125 miles per hour. On the forecast track, the eye of Matthew should move very close to the east coast of Florida peninsula tonight through Friday night.
There are hurricane warnings and watches along the entire east coast. Only a small deviation in the forecast track to the left, or to the west, could bring the core of a major hurricane on shore. A small movement could mean a lot. Could mean the difference between life and death.
The impacts of Hurricane Matthew could be as follows, heavy rain. It's expected to produce rainfall of four to eight inches and even up to twelve along the East Coast and the Keys, one to three inches. Strong rip currents, beach erosion, the possibility of tornadoes, hurricanes force winds, storm surge of five to nine, not inches, but feet.
On top of that, you're gonna have waves crashing. If you're on the East Coast from Palm Beach Northwest, you will likely see winds between 100 and 150 miles an hour. This is game day. This is when this is gonna hit.