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Thursday morning Tropics check (10/06/2016)

Thursday morning Tropics check (10/06/2016)
Posted at 6:01 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 06:26:42-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Matthew will strike Florida's east coast tonight into tomorrow. It will start with South Florida and work its way north, virtually paralleling the east coast (if not making landfall). Maximum sustained winds with the storm are at 125 mph as of the 5am advisory. It is forecast to have near 145 sustained winds by the time it makes its closest approach to South Florida early tomorrow morning. Coastal flooding, dangerous winds, and heavy rains are likely for the east coast. Local impacts at this time are expected to be limited and minimal, with the potential for gusty winds along Columbia county. East counties near I-75 may see isolated gusts, but significant damage is not likely. 

NICOLE: Tropical Storm Nicole continues to swirl to the northeast of Matthew, but it is not anticipated to make landfall anywhere along the U.S., likely dancing in the open Atlantic.

ATLANTIC: A weak disturbance near the Lesser Antilles has a 20% chance of developing in the next five days as it approaches the central Caribbean Sea.