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Isaias strikes Bahamas & advances toward Florida's east coast

(WPMI) Hurricane Isaias strikes Bahamas & advances toward Florida
(WPMI) Hurricane Isaias strikes Bahamas & advances toward Florida


After making landfall on northern Andros Island Saturday, Isaias is emerging over the straits of Florida and will advance toward the SE coast of Florida early Sunday. It is currently a tropical storm but could restrengthen into a hurricane overnight. It is expected to unleash torrential rain that could generate flash-flooding. Impacts also include dangerous storm surge and isolated tornadoes. Tropical storm and hurricane conditions will continue to spread into Florida as Isaias approaches.

The track of Isaias will take it through warm waters as it nears Florida's east coast. On it's current trajectory, it could later target the Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and New England states through the middle of next week. Thankfully, it will not impact the Gulf Coast.

Beyond Isaias, Tropical Depression 10 which is located NNE of the Cabo Verde Islands is set to become a remnant low or fade out later today.

In the central Atlantic, there is a tropical wave about 600 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Conditions look more conducive for further development in a day or two, and a tropical depression could form early next week. This system should head northwestward then northward over the western Atlantic, passing north of the Leeward Islands through the middle of next week.

The temps ahead for the first few days of August will be typical. Morning lows in the lower 70s, with daytime highs in the lower 90s. There will be some afternoon thunderstorms but most areas won't get wet. Stray storms today with Sunday's rain coverage at 30 percent.

Beyond Isaias, Tropical Depression 10 which is located NNE of the Cabo Verde Islands is set to become a remnant low or fade out later today.

In the central Atlantic, there is a tropical wave about 600 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands. Conditions look more conducive for further development in a day or two, and a tropical depression could form early next week. This system should head northwestward then northward over the western Atlantic, passing north of the Leeward Islands through the middle of next week.

The temps ahead for the first few days of August will be typical. Morning lows in the lower 70s, with daytime highs in the lower 90s. There will be some afternoon thunderstorms but most areas won't get wet. Stray storms today with Sunday's rain coverage at 30 percent.



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