Update as of 8 p.m. EDT October 8, 2016:
Hurricane Matthew, the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has weakened into a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph on October 8, 2016. Matthew was the strongest hurricane to form in the Atlantic this season. It is the first storm to make it to Category 5 strength since Hurricane Felix in 2007. It now holds the record for the most southernmost Category 5 hurricane to form in the Atlantic.
Hurricane Matthew produced significant storm surge and flooding across Coastal Georgia and South Carolina Friday night and Saturday morning. Matthew continues to push to the northeast and parallel North Carolina coast line tonight. Matthew will likely weaken into a tropical storm tonight or early Sunday morning. It should slowly dissipate and exit North Carolina by Sunday morning.
The Southeast U.S. coast will likely deal with rip currents and rough surf through the weekend. Matthew is no longer a player in our weather across Central Georgia. A cold front will push through the state tonight and bring in dry and sunny weather for this evening and the rest of the weekend. Matthew will weaken and likely dissipate over the Atlantic over the next couple of days.
Stay with the 13WMAZ Weather Team for updates on Hurricane Matthew.
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