Hurricane Matthew: How windy will it get in central county?

Central Palm Beach County is seemingly removed from Hurricane Matthew‘s more severe winds. But it can still expect some Category 1-force gusts in areas, according to the National Weather Service.

Visitors to Lake Worth beach line a railing to take selfies and watch the surf as the winds from Hurricane Matthew begin to pick up Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Visitors to Lake Worth beach line a railing to take selfies and watch the surf as the winds from Hurricane Matthew begin to pick up Thursday afternoon. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

In Lake Worth, 47 mph winds (gusts up to 66 mph) are expected at 9 p.m. The winds intensify to 54 mph by 1 a.m., sporting gusts of up to 74 mph. They’ll decrease to 37 mph with 52-mph gusts by 5 a.m.

In West Palm Beach, winds are expected to kick up to 49 mph (with gusts up to 69 mph) at 9 p.m. They increase to 60 mph, with gusts of up to 78 mph, at 1 a.m. By 5 a.m., they’re expected to slow to 41 mph with 57-mph gusts.

 

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