Matthew appears to be moving out to sea


DOVER — The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, delivered some promising news on Hurricane Matthew.

It appears that it will turn right at North Carolina and have minimal effects on Delaware.

“While Hurricane Matthew weakened slightly overnight to a category 3 storm, it remains a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, located just north of eastern Cuba,” the National Weather Service forecasters wrote in a Wednesday morning briefing.

“Matthew is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph, and this motion is expected to continue today, followed by a northwestward turn tonight. There is now better consensus among the various models concerning the future track of Matthew, curving it out to sea off the coast of North Carolina later this week.”

The forecasters said our area could have minor tidal flooding, some gusty winds and moderate rain, particularly on Saturday.

The National Weather Service said there is a 40 percent chance of showers on Saturday and it will be mostly cloudy with a high near 71.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 67.

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