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Hurricane Isaias threatens Bahamas, Quiet here

Hurricane Isaias threatens Bahamas, Quiet here (WPMI)
Hurricane Isaias threatens Bahamas, Quiet here (WPMI)

Hurricane Isaias is passing over the southern Bahamas today as a Category 1 hurricane, those islands will see the biggest impact from this system. While parts of the eastern Florida coast are still in the cone for late Saturday and early Sunday, the center of Isaias (and the strongest winds) will most likely stay offshore. There is a very small chance of landfall in Florida. It will still bring some impacts to the east coast of Florida even if the worst of it stays offshore. A landfall on the North Carolina coast late on Monday seems more likely, but there's still a chance the worst stays out at sea.

Elsewhere, there are two other areas of possible tropical formation in the Atlantic. One is in the far eastern Atlantic with a medium chance of formation. Another is in the middle of the Atlantic with a low chance. Both of these look to stay out at sea even if they develop.

We'll see no impacts from the tropics here in the near future. Expect a mix of clouds and sun today with a bit more cloud cover in the morning compared to the afternoon. Highs today will be near 90. Tomorrow will be mostly dry again, but a few isolated thunderstorms are possible, particularly northwest of Mobile. Coverage will be about 20% of the area.

Rain chances are a bit higher on Wednesday, but still only about a third of the area will see scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Rain coverage stays at about a third (or less) of the area each afternoon into next week with highs near 90 and lows in the low to mid 70s.