DISCUSSION: As eloquently put just minutes ago by Meteorologist Geoff Cornish "Hurricane Matthew has rapidly strengthened, and now has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 km/h). The storm is about 125 miles (205 km) north of Curacao. Westward movement is beginning to slow, and this weekend, we'll see a slow but sharp turn to the north. Computer model tracks suggest that Jamaica and eastern Cuba are in the line of fire early next week, with the Bahamas next in line. Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, as well as parts of the Colombia coast (from the Venezuela border to Riohacha). That is somewhat of a conservative measure, as the worst of this storm will indeed stay north of those locations."
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