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Hurricane Matthew: Zeroing in on Treasure Coast

Storm updates for Wednesday
Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 12:30:06-04

11AM UPDATE: Matthew is moving northwest at 12mph into the Bahamas as a Category 3 storm with 120mph winds. Additional restrengthening is expected as the storm tracks through the warm water of the Bahamas as the general NW track continues Wednesday. 

The Hurricane Warning has been extended northward on Florida's east coast from Sebastian Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia county line. A Hurricane Watch is now in effect north of the Flagler/Volusia county line to Fernandina Beach. 

The Tropical Storm Warning continues for Glades, Hendry, and inland Collier county with the greatest threat being Tropical Storm force winds heading into Thursday night and Friday morning. 

Localized heavy downpours are possible for SWFL as we head into Thursday and Friday with gusty winds expected. 

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5AM UPDATE: Matthew is moving north at 10 mph with winds of 125mph. Its track remains mostly unchanged from the National Hurricane Center, approaching the Florida Treasure Coast by 2AM Friday near Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie.

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect from Golden Beach to Sebastian Inlet and Lake Okeechobee. A Hurricane Watch is now in effect from Sebastian Inlet to Fernandina Beach.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Chokoloskee to Golden Beach and for the Florida Keys from the Seven Mile Bridge eastward and Florida Bay.

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2AM UPDATE: Matthew has weakened with winds down to 125 mph. It is moving toward the southern and central Bahamas where strengthening is likely to occur today through Thursday as it approaches the Florida Coast.

Tropical storm conditions will be possible by Thursday night across Glades, Hendry & Inland Collier Co. as Matthew nears the coast. On its northwest movement, Matthew will either make landfall or make a close approach to the Space Coast by Friday morning.