VIDEO: Hurricane Matthew Continues On Projected Path, To Impact Brevard Late Thursday Evening

By  //  October 4, 2016

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Next Advisory Set For 11 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of major Hurricane Matthew Oct. 3 as the orbital complex flew 250 miles over the storm at 4:15 p.m. EDT. Packing winds of 140 miles an hour as a Category 4 hurricane, Matthew was expected to pass over western Haiti and eastern Cuba Oct. 4 before charging north over the Bahamas Oct. 5 and potentially threatening the east coast of the United States later in the week.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –  Latest update from the National Hurricane Center, as of 8 p.m., shows Hurricane Matthew continues to slightly drift west in the forecast.

Projections show hurricane conditions in Brevard will be felt by late Thursday evening, with tropical storm conditions possible by early Thursday.

The center of the eye of Matthew has just made landfall near Juaco, Cuba.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph with higher gusts.

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Tropical storm force winds extend for 175 miles from the center.

Matthew remains a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Matthew is moving toward the north near 9 mph, and this motion is expected to continue through this evening.

A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Wednesday, followed by a northwest turn Wednesday night.

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Upper Florida Keys northward to coastal east-central Florida can expect 4 to 7 inches of rain with some areas receiving as much as 10 inches in total rainfall.

According to NHC, the combination of a dangerous storm surge and large and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 ft above normal tide levels from North Palm Beach to the Voluia Brevard county line.

The storm is expected to approach the mainland U.S. as a dangerous category 3 hurricane, packing sustained winds of 115 mph to 120 mph, according to WFTV.

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According to NHC, the combination of a dangerous storm surge and large and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 ft above normal tide levels from North Palm Beach to the Voluia Brevard county line. (NHC Image)

Earlier today, Brevard Public Schools had just completed its EOC policy meeting and BPS Superintendent Desmond Blackburn announced that all BPS schools will be closed both Thursday and Friday, October 6 – 7, due to inclement weather and all associated activities are cancelled through the weekend.

School will remain open tomorrowWednesday, October 5, which is a regularly scheduled early release day.

President Barack Obama will speak Wednesday at the Federal Emergency Management Agency about the federal response to Hurricane Matthew.

The next advisory is at 11 p.m.

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This animation of NOAA’s GOES-East satellite imagery from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4, 2016, shows Hurricane Matthew moving through the Caribbean Sea and making landfall on Oct. 4 over western Haiti. (NASA Image)

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Warnings and Watches Graphic for Hurricane Matthew. (TWC Image)

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Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic (NHC Image)


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