According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Frances is tentatively
predicted to move north of the Turks and Caicos Islands within hours, moving
northwesterly to Grand Bahama Island tomorrow over the city of Freeport, and
then by 2 p.m. Saturday make landfall south of Melbourne and near Patrick
Air Force Base with winds at 115 knots, with a probability of about 23
Schools will close early in Hendry county Thursday afternoon in order to
prepare schools as shelters, and Glades county will close schools on Friday.