Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Hurricane Matthew strengthens, could pose threat to South Florida

Hurricane Matthew strengthens, could pose threat to South Florida

As Hurricane Matthew, a treacherous Category 5 storm, churns through the Caribbean this weekend, it is expected to execute a sharp turn to the north, taking it toward Cuba, the Bahamas and potentially South Florida.

This storm's path is particularly difficult to predict. Scenarios for its impact on South Florida range from a direct hit to a little bad weather along the coast.

Current tracks show the storm passing just east of the peninsula but "there is a significant uncertainty in where the turn will occur and how fast Matthew will move afterward," the National Weather Service said Friday.

Hurricanes typically travel along the southern rim of the Bermuda high,...

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