Wild Bill wanted to know how will Hurricane Matthew affect Alabama?  We've learned to listen when Don Hartley speaks because he knows his stuff.  Hartley says, "There is a 5% chance of sustained winds of 39 mph or greater in the Dothan area."

At this point, this is believed to be the only impact directly to the State of Alabama.

Fortunately, the strongest and most deadly portion of Matthew is expected to stay offshore from Florida and Georgia coasts according to the National Hurricane Center. Flooding and beach erosion are expected to be the main culprits for damage from Matthew, which is expected to be a Category 3 or 4 hurricane when it makes contact with the Florida coast overnight Thursday before turning Northeastward away from the U.S.

For hourly updates today in West Alabama tune to 95.3 fm at 3:50pm, 4:50pm, 5:50pm and 6:50pm.  (This update written at 3:52pm on 10/5/16)



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