Hurricane Matthew continues on a path up the east coast of Florida and toward Georgia and South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. Thursday advisory on the storm.
Maximum sustained winds remain 130 mph.
“On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will be moving near or over the east coast of the Florida peninsula through Friday night, and near or over the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday,” the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 p.m. advisory.
Three to six inches of rain are forecast for the state’s central Midlands through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Higher rainfall totals ranging from 6 to 10 inches are expected across the eastern Midlands. Areas along the coast are forecast to receive more than 12 inches of rain.