Matthew strengthens to major hurricane (category 3) in Caribbean And Threatens Jamaica, Cuba

Matthew strengthened to a Category 3 major hurricane in the Caribbean on Friday and remains a dangerous threat to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas over the next few days.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Matthew had maximum-sustained winds of 115 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was moving to the west-southwest at 12 mph and was located 495 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

Sometime on Saturday or early Sunday, Matthew should make its long-anticipated northwest or northward turn in the Caribbean Sea, weather.com reported.

Hurricane watches or warnings are likely to be posted in Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas over the next few days