Potential disaster for parts of the Southeastern United States...
Hurricane Matthew looks likely to make landfall near West Palm Beach or Port St. Lucie on the Florida East Coast around 1 am Friday morning, then will track north along the Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina coasts, then will turn east, staying south of Cape Hatteras.
The Florida East Coast will be hit the hardest as winds could reach up to 140 mph or so from about West Palm Beach up to Cape Canaveral.
Winds could even gust to 80 mph or more in the Orlando area as the eye of Matthew may take a slightly inland track while heading north. This would also cause the storm to weaken a bit, giving a bit of a reprieve from the wind to areas further north. However, further north rainfall will be a problem with 10-25 inches of rain possible in Eastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina.
This is a potential disaster for many locations near the coast from just north of Miami up to just south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Click here for the latest on Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center.
Click here for the latest satellite imagery of Hurricane Matthew.
As for the New York City and Allentown Metropolitan areas, we will have much nicer weather over the next 10 days or so with only a chance of shower or thunderstorm tomorrow as a cold front moves through. Highs will range from mainly the low 60’s to the mid 70’s through the period.
We will then have a chance of showers or thunderstorms next Tuesday and Wednesday (the week after next) with highs mainly around 60.
Have a good day and let’s hope for the best for our friends along the Southeastern Coast of the United States…
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