Double eyewalls. Eyewall Replacement Cycle appears to have begun, or is at least attempting to. This has robbed the inner eyewall of quite a lot of moisture, creating a very thick moat of low precip and winds aloft that just aren't transporting as effectively to the surface. However, while this process is underway, the radius of strong tropical storm force winds will likely expand, perhaps substantially, and strong hurricane force winds will likely continue to make it to the surface within one or both eyewalls, just possibly not nearly as intense as before.
The net result of this is not necessarily a good thing, considering that an outright landfall at a given point hasn't always been the greatest concern with Matthew along Florida. A longer wind event is now more likely, with surge impacting a greater area, and possibly also for longer.
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