By LIZ BERGERMAN, AP National Weather Service storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Southeast and coastal areas, as Tropical Storm Jose approaches Florida.
A severe storm warning was issued for all 50 states, and it’s expected to last through Friday.
A storm surge watch has been issued through Saturday, and heavy rains are expected through Sunday.
A high surf advisory has been declared for parts in the Bahamas, Bermuda and other coastal areas.
A low-pressure system is moving across the South Atlantic, bringing gusts up to 45 mph.
Tropical Storm Matthew, a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, is headed toward the Florida Keys.
The storm has been moving northward since Sunday night, and as of Wednesday morning was still moving over the southeastern United States.
Jose is expected to make landfall in the Keys early on Friday, and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Florida, New York, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
A hurricane watch is also in effect through Thursday, a tropical disturbance watch is expected through Friday and a severe storm watch remains through Saturday.
The National Hurricane Center says the system is likely to move westward through Friday, with maximum winds of 150 mph possible.