It looks as though Matthew is undergoing eyewall replacement, which will weaken the central winds during the cycle. It's possible the eyewall will not reform before the eye begins to interact with the Florida coast, which would serve to lessen the severity of onshore gusts.
One more positive: the latest radar imagery shows Matthew is moving NNW, and if that trend continues, it may veer farther from the coast than originally thought.
posted on 10/06/2016 1:02:07 PM PDT
Thanks for the info. I so hope so!
posted on 10/06/2016 1:25:50 PM PDT
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