Hurricane Matthew is headed to Florida where it is expected to make landfall on Thursday.
The hurricane, which has affected large portions of the Bahamas, may bring along strong winds and floods to the area from Fort Lauderdale to the Space Coast.
Hurricane Matthew: Possible Landfall in Florida
Currently, Hurricane Matthew’s path shows that it is expected to move northwest towards the east coast of Florida. Matthew could move less than 50 miles off shore – which could cause significant damage to both coastal areas and inland.
As reported by the Washington Post, the forecast reveals Matthew will intensify as it makes its way to Florida. The stretch from Golden Beach to the Flagler-Volusia county line, including Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach, has been issued a hurricane warning.
Meanwhile, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the southern coast for Florida, which includes Miami. The area from Sebastian Inlet to the Georgia-South Carolina border has been issued a hurricane watch.
According to WWLTV, trackers are showing the hurricane moving out to the Atlantic, making a return towards the south, and swinging back west towards the Bahamas and possibly making another landfall in Florida next Tuesday through Thursday as a hurricane.
Hurricane Matthew: Severe weather to strike Florida twice?
A trough of low pressure over the Midwest U.S., which is pushing the area of high pressure into the northeast, is being attributed for the loop in the weather system. As a result, Matthew could be blocked from making its way into the Carolinas.
Meanwhile, as reported by WDW News Today, guests at the Disney resorts hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort will be transferred for purposes of safety. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds is providing a change of accommodations for guests.
On its website, Disney notes, “Walt Disney World Resort is currently operating under normal conditions as we continue to monitor Hurricane Matthew. Recent forecasts indicate that there could be rain and wind in the Central Florida area as early as Thursday evening, October 6, 2016. Please continue to monitor news outlets for the latest weather information.”