ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew is expected to be near Central Florida on Friday as a Category 4 storm, bringing dangerous conditions to the region.
Check out the graphics created by News 6 Meteorologist Candace Campos below to see how each county will likely be impacted by the massive storm. Of course, if Matthew takes a different path, the information below is subject to change.
The storm is expected to be along the Brevard County coastline around 8 a.m. Friday and at Kennedy Space Center by noon.
Matthew was packing 125 mph winds as the eye neared the Central Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said.
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"This system will bring hurricane force-winds, storm surge and heavy rain into coastal counties of Central Florida, possibly producing widespread extensive to devastating wind impacts," News 6 meteorologist Madeline Evans said. "Inland, the threat is for strong tropical storm-force winds."
Storm surge flooding of 5 to 7 feet is expected along the barrier islands of Volusia and Brevard counties, with 3 to 5 feet of constant waves expected over Martin and Saint Lucie counties.
President Barack Obama warned Americans in the storm's path to pay attention and take any evacuation orders seriously. He said if the core of the storm strikes Florida, it could have a "devastating effect."
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