screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-11-35-01-am

See the Path of Hurricane Matthew

Updated: Oct 10, 2016 11:15 AM ET | Originally published: Oct 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew bore down on Florida Friday morning, threatening hundreds of miles of coastline after tearing through Haiti and Cuba earlier this week and prompting the largest mandatory hurricane evacuations in the U.S. since 2012.

Matthew formed as a tropical storm near Saint Lucia late last week, before becoming a Category 4 hurricane over the Caribbean. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane early Friday, but the storm is still expected to heavily damage coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina.

Click or tap the arrows below to follow Matthew's path as tracked by Weather Underground, beginning Sept. 28.

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.