Hurricane Matthew is tearing through the Bahamas today as Florida and the rest of the Southeast United States prepare for the worst. Hurricane watches and warnings stretch up and down Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Current forecast tracks for Hurricane Matthew show the possibility for a brief Florida landfall within the next two days.

Once the hurricane makes it past Florida is when it gets interesting. In the past day, Tropical Storm Nicole quietly formed in the Atlantic to the northeast of Matthew, and this new storm could alter Matthew’s course for the worse. Initially, every forecast model was expecting Matthew to ride up the East Coast and eventually go out to the Atlantic, but now the two tropical systems could interact with one another in something called the Fujiwhara Effect. READ MORE