UPDATE, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m.: Hurricane Matthew is a strong Category 3 hurricane located 255 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. Matthew will move into a more favorable environment over the next several hours and is forecast to strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane before encroaching on the Florida coastline. Matthew will move up the eastern seaboard and is expected to make an eastward turn late Saturday into Sunday and begin to move southward back toward the Bahamas on Monday into Tuesday.
Based upon the current track, Fort Fisher is still expected to see tropical storm conditions and heavy rain with upward of 10 - 12 inches. Gusty winds and 4 - 6 inches of rain are expected here at Seymour Johnson. Localized flooding is expected in the area.