CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - As of 5 p.m. Monday, the latest National Hurricane Center update has Hurricane Matthew standing firm as a category 4 hurricane with 140 mph winds in the Caribbean. The storm is moving to the north and should impact Haiti and then Cuba over the next two days - bringing heavy winds and rain.
From there, it will continue north and move closer to the coast of Florida on Thursday and Friday.
Then it comes closer to the NC/SC coast late Friday and into Saturday. The track has moved closer to the coast than in previous runs. This means the possibility of heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even a direct hit on our beaches.
As for the WBTV viewing area, models are still keeping the heaviest rain to our east. However, the track has already changed and could change again. Stay tuned for the latest.
Closer to home, we will continue to be quiet most of the week. Highs will be in the low 80s on Tuesday and the mid to upper 70s the rest of the week. Rain chances will be low - as long as the track of Matthew stays put. That, of course, is subject to change if the track changes.