Worst case scenario possible from about West Palm Beach Florida, through Orlando, Florida, up the Florida coast, the Georgia Coast, the South Carolina Coast, and to about Wilmington, North Carolina, as the eye of Matthew will parallel the coast in all these locations, possibly making landfall at Cape Canaveral, Florida and again near Charleston, South Carolina. Maximum sustained winds with Matthew at that time should be between about 120 and 145 mph at that time. Luckily, the worst of these winds should remain just off shore, but winds of between 100 and 120 mph hour are likely along the coast in many of these locations. In addition, rainfall will be a problem in these areas with 5-15 inches of rain likely, especially in Eastern South Carolina and up into all of Eastern North Carolina where up to 25 inches of rain will be possible.
More later with evening forecast discussion.
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