Matthew may make landfall on Florida, then turn north, but for us…
It now appears as if Matthew will make landfall on the Florida East Coast between West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach Friday morning, then track north up the Florida and Georgia Coasts, then turn east, start to weaken substantially, and then possibly head south towards Florida again, possibly making a second landfall between West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach Tuesday morning. Yeah, you can’t make this stuff up. Anyway, right now Matthew is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.
With the currently projected track of Matthew I would expect the most significant damage from Matthew to be along the Central Florida East Coast, probably south of Daytona Beach, with significant damage further north up to about the South Carolina Coast, and possibly as far north as the North Carolina Coast. Anyone in these areas should be taking necessary precautions now and I understand that mandatory evacuations are taking place now and must be complete by 3 pm tomorrow afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South 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 Allentown and New York City Metropolitan areas, expect beautiful days tomorrow and Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 60’s tomorrow and the upper 60’s to mid 70’s Thursday.
Friday we will have increasing cloudiness as some moisture is driven northward ahead of an approaching cold front by Hurricane Matthew. This will bring us a chance of showers or thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday. Highs Friday will be in the upper 60’s to mid 70’s and in the mid to upper 60’s Saturday.
Sunday and Monday then look very nice with highs in the mid to upper 60’s Sunday and the low to mid 60’s Monday.
Next Tuesday will be variably cloudy with a slight chance of a shower. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60’s.
Next Wednesday through Friday should then be nice with highs in the low to mid 70’s.
Next Friday night and Saturday will be variably cloudy with a chance of a shower and highs in the mid to upper 70’s next Saturday.
Next Sunday and Monday look nice with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s next Sunday and the upper 50’s to low 60’s next Monday.
Have a wonderful evening!
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