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Caribbean: Tropical Storm Matthew: Update

Matthew is nearing hurricane strength in the eastern Caribbean Sea.


Matthew produced heavy rain and strong winds in the Windward Islands Wednesday.


Jamaica, Hispañola, eastern Cuba and The Bahamas face a hurricane threat early next week.


Potential U.S. impact next week remains unclear.


Tropical Storm Matthew is near hurricane strength in the Caribbean Sea and poses a danger to Jamaica, parts of Hispañola, eastern Cuba, and The Bahamas early next week. It’s potential U.S. impact later next week remains unclear.

Matthew was located about 300 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as of Thursday morning.

All tropical storm warnings have been dropped in the Windward Islands.


A tropical storm watch continues for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. Winds of 40 mph or greater are possible there beginning later Thursday.