Matthew Descends Upon Haiti, New Projection Shows Space Coast Impacted By Thursday

By  //  October 4, 2016

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Category 4 Hurricane Matthew, Wind Speeds 145 mph

ABOVE VIDEO: Tom Terry, WFTV wants to be sure you’re prepared for the effects of #HurricaneMatthew. The storm may bring hurricane conditions to our coast.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – According to the latest track by the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Matthew’s recent projected path has aligned the system to strike Florida’s East Coast by the end of the week.

The new development projects the system to affect the Space Coast late Thursday night into Friday morning.

“Matthew is expected to bring significant impacts to Central Florida, especially along the coast starting Thursday. Please, stay informed as conditions will be changing rapidly,” said Channel 9 Chief Meteorologist Tom Terry.

“Reports from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph with higher gusts,” according to the National Hurricane Center as of Tuesday morning.

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According to the latest track by the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Matthew’s newly projected path has aligned the system to strike Florida’s East Coast by the end of the week. (NHC Image)

Matthew has slightly increased its max sustained wind speed from 140 mph to 145 mph as it approaches Haiti Tuesday morning.

The movement of the system continues to move to the north but it is projected to make a slight turn West on Wednesday.

Areas of southern Haiti are bracing for devastating rainfall amounts with some areas seeing nearly 40 inches of rain.

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Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are likely from this rainfall in southern and northwestern Haiti, the southwestern Dominican Republic, and eastern Cuba, according to NHC.

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