The latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center plots a track for Hurricane Matthew that curves out to sea once the storm hits the Carolinas.
Confidence is growing in a complete miss for Connecticut. A few showers are possible Saturday as a cold front approaches, but it will be dry much of the time.
The worst part of a hurricane is the so-called northeast quadrant, where surge and wind are enhanced due to the storm's motion.
For Florida, that likely means to worst side of the storm will remain over water, unless the storm comes inland.
Hurricane Warnings and Watches have already been hoisted for Florida's eastern coast and parts of central Florida, in anticipation of a storm track close to land.
Stay with the First Alert weather team for the latest.