The National Weather Service issued its latest public advisory at 8 a.m.
Thursday predicting hurricane winds extending 80 miles outward from the eye.
Currenty in the southeastern Bahamas, the predicted path indicates it will
pass over Cat Island, Eleuthera Isand today and on toward Nassau tonight. By
2 a.m. Saturday the storm may be offshore of West Palm Beach heading
northwestward and make landfall at Hobe Sound, south of Stuart with winds of
135 mph. Tracking northwestward through Florida it may move to the Winter
Haven area with winds at 105 mph.
Predicted chances of the hurrican eye hitting Florida cities directly: West
Palm Beach 22%, Ft. Pierce 21%, Cocoa 20%, Daytona 18%, Marco Island 17%,
Fort Myers 17%.