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Current track keeps Hurricane Matthew away from Virginia

Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 19:37:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Hurricane Matthew is currently moving through the Bahamas as a major hurricane, and slight strengthening is likely over the next 24 to 36 hours. The hurricane will likely make landfall in Florida late this week, still as a major hurricane, and is then expected to turn northward.

A sharp turn to the right (out to sea) is shown by many tropical and global models, but there is still the possibility that Matthew could parallel the coast as far north as Hatteras before moving out to sea.

The current track of the storm curves it well southeast of The Outer Banks on Saturday and Sunday.

On the current track winds would be no issue for Central Virginia, but the chance for rain will stay with us as a cold front moves into some of the vapor that will be present with the storm.

We’ll continue to monitor how the model data is handling the large-scale pattern, and will update on the changes in the track of this dangerous storm. More information is available in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.