ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Matthew formed Wednesday in the Atlantic and is expected to make a sharp turn to the north in the coming days on a possible path toward Florida.
Matthew was 90 miles west of St. Lucia and moving west at 15 mph Wednesday night. Matthew is packing sustained winds of 65 mph.
The National Hurricane Center has it set to become a Hurricane Matthew by Friday, but it is over really warm water with little shear and it could ramp up to hurricane strength at anytime. The current track keeps it well east of Central Florida.
However, there is not high confidence in the track of this system. Until it becomes better developed it will extremely hard to forecast.
It will be a tough forecast over the weekend as well. By Saturday into Sunday, the system will have made the turn to the north. At that time we should have a much better idea of its ultimate track.
Radar was still tracking light rain at 10 p.m. over some parts of Central Florida. Most of these showers will come to an end before midnight, some areas may have light rain that will continue until the morning.
Overnight look for things to be calm. The sky will go partly cloudy and the low in Orlando will drop to 72 degrees.
Thursday we start the day off with some sunshine and clouds. The high will get to 88 degrees, which is normal for this time of year. Our rain chance will be at 50 percent.