Hurricane Matthew remains powerful category 4 storm

- Hurricane Matthew moves through the Caribbean, and slowly moves northward.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Matthew remained a category 4 hurricane with winds of 145 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC says a Hurricane Hunter aircraft found the storm is still very powerful.

Hurricane Matthew is located approximately 255 miles south-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 325 miles south-southwest of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The storm is moving at about five miles per hour.

The NHC said center of the hurricane will approach southwestern Haiti and Jamaica on Monday.

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"While the forecast could change, at this point models keep Matthew east of Florida. East and southeast Florida could see squalls mid to late week depending on how close Matthew tracks. Other than breezy conditions, our impacts in Tampa Bay will be minimal," FOX 13 meteorologist Lindsay Milbourne said Sunday.

The Hurricane Center said people in eastern Cuba could see hurricane conditions by Monday night.

The NHC said Matthew is expected to remain a powerful storm into Tuesday.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for Jamaica, Haiti, southeastern Bahamas and several provinces of Cuba. A Hurricane watch is in effect for other parts of Cuba, the central Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos.

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