DISCUSSION: As of earlier this morning (Atlantic Standard Time), Tropical Storm Matthew was born from the recent and persistent Tropical Depression which had been holding strong for the past few days. Currently, Matthew is a modest tropical storm with maximum sustained winds at approximately 60 MPH with higher gusts occasionally within some of the stronger innermost thunderstorm activity. However, despite its modest intensity at the current time, Matthew is forecast to remain in a region which is particularly favorable for intensification. Therefore, the NWS National Hurricane Center has issued forecasts calling for Matthew to become a hurricane within the next 36 to 48 hours or so.
If you or someone you know is vacationing or planning to travel to countries anywhere across the Central and/or Western Caribbean Sea in the coming days, it would be in their best interest to stay tuned right here at the Global Weather and Climate Center for the latest details on this developing situation!
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