(WJBF) – The 5 p.m. update on Major Hurricane Matthew is out, and the forecast cone of uncertainty has shifted significantly to the west with max winds of 140 mph.
This means that we will need to closely monitor Matthew as it could potentially pass dangerously close to the CSRA this weekend.
The National Hurricane Center said there is still too much uncertainty to determine if Matthew will directly impact Florida.
Meteorologists say as much as 40 inches of rain could fall on some isolated areas of Haiti.
It is expected to weaken to a Category 2 storm as it moves away from the Bahamas on Thursday.
On Sept. 30, Matthew surged to a Category 5 storm. That made it the first Category 5 storm in the Atlantic since 2007.
Fortunately, the storm is still 5 days out, and a lot can change.
Nevertheless, we will be watching this storm closely, and you can count on us for regular updates as more information becomes available.
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