Tropical Storm Isaias Forecast to Regain Hurricane Status Overnight


Saturday August 1, 8 p.m.

Saturday August 1, 8 p.m.

Isaias has weakened to tropical storm status but it's expected to re-strengthen into a hurricane overnight. Isaias is set to approach Florida late tonight, before tracking up Florida's East Coast and moving as far north as New England early next week.

The National Hurricane Center's 8p advisory has Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and about 100 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, moving northwest at 9 miles per hour.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County Line Florida

* Bimini, the Berry Islands, and Grand Bahama Island

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* North of Ocean Reef to south of Boca Raton Florida

* Lake Okeechobee

* Volusia/Flagler County Line to Ponte Vedra Beach Florida

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* North of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida to South Santee River South

Carolina

In a 5 p.m. briefing, Gov. Ron DeSantis cautioned Floridians to remain on guard.

Due to social-distancing measures recommended in response to the coronavirus pandemic, DeSantis said officials may refrain from ordering evacuations unless absolutely necessary.

Photo: NOAA

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