Latest from the National Hurricane Center:
“At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was located near latitude 13.6 North, longitude 61.3 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h). A westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move away from the Windward Islands through this evening, and be over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Friday.”
Tropical Storm Matthew has formed near the Windward Islands as of this afternoon with winds currently at 60mph.
High chance of hurricane formation as early as Friday as it moves into The Caribbean.
West forward movement speed at 20mph.
Current path models predict that it will narrowly pass Florida to the East sometime later next week.
FMIT Member Preparedness Actions
Members should continue to monitor the storm as well as FMIT Alerts and local/national weather forecasts.