Emergency Weather Alert : Hurricane Matthew Update

Emergency Weather Alert : Hurricane Matthew Update to County Municipal Partners

Posted: 10/5/2016, 11:00 am

The following is a briefing from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington as of 5:15 am:

Threats: Direct impacts from Hurricane Matthew are no longer expected

Timing: Saturday – Sunday (Oct 8-9)

Overview and Impacts:

  • Hurricane Matthew is currently¬†positioned just north of Cuba this morning. The official track from the National Hurricane Center has Hurricane Matthew moving northwest to the Florida coast by Friday morning. Matthew is then expected to move north-northeastward and near the Carolina coastlines by Saturday night.
  • The latest forecast guidance has Hurricane Matthew moving northeast and then east from the Carolina coastline Saturday night into Sunday night. This keeps the track of Matthew south of the Mid-Atlantic and direct impacts from Hurricane Matthew are no longer expected.
  • Showers are expected as early as Friday ahead of a cold front. Locally heavy rainfall is possible along and near the Blue Ridge mountains however flooding is not expected at this time. Showers will continue through Saturday when the cold front crosses the region.
  • Please consult the latest guidance and information from the National Hurricane Center for the official forecast.