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Matthew Strengthens to Category 4 Hurricane

30 Sep 2016, 4:51 pm


Tropical Storm Matthew became a major hurricane Friday and is now a Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Matthew is currently a threat for Jamaica, Eastern Cuba, parts of Hispañola, and the Bahamas. These Islands should prepare this weekend as Matthew approaches early next week.

There is still a lot of uncertainty in whether the U.S will see potential impact from Matthew but if so, this will occur later next week.

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There are many alerts currently in place including a Hurricane Watch that has been issued for Jamaica. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. Jamaica could begin to feel the effects of Matthew as early as Sunday night.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the southern coast of Haiti. This means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in the next 48 hours.

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5 responses to “Matthew Strengthens to Category 4 Hurricane

    1. Hi Patricia, hurricane Matthew will be tracking to the north, with the current track keeping in out at sea as it approaches the United States. Continue to watch WeatherNation for the latest updates!

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