The satellite images of monster hurrican Matthew depict a sinister skull. According to experts it's heading to Florida right now.
- Landfall or near-landfall is forecast for Thursday night, between West Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral, Florida.
- Category 4 winds of 145 mph are expected at landfall, although there's a small chance the winds could reach Category 5 strength.
- Regardless of whether Florida gets a direct hit from Matthew, historic damage will occur Friday along the state's east coast. Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned Thursday the impact would be "catastrophic."
The projected path of the storm, according to the National Hurricane Center:
- Thursday morning and afternoon: Some strengthening, possibly to Category 4, with the worst conditions occurring in Nassau and New Providence in the Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions are first expected in Florida.
- Thursday evening and Friday morning: A turn toward the north-northwest is expected as Matthew approaches Florida.
- Friday afternoon and evening: Matthew will roll near the east coast of the Florida peninsula, with central coastal Florida experiencing hurricane conditions throughout the day.
- Saturday morning: Depending on the position, coastal South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia, could have strong wind and rain.
- Saturday afternoon and evening: Matthew could move eastward, with Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, feeling lesser impacts.
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