Tropical Storm Isaias expected to become a Hurricane by early Saturday (posted 7/30/2020)

Tropical Storm Isaias is now anticipated to develop into a Hurricane by early Saturday. The latest track from the National Hurricane Center has Isaias skimming the coast of southern and central Florida as a Category 1 Hurricane, Saturday through Sunday, before impacting parts of the Carolina coast as a CAT 1 storm around Monday. Bellow is the latest from the NHC.

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Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
217 PM EDT Thu Jul 30 2020

Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South
America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the
Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite
imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

Based on 1200 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through
1800 UTC.


AS of 30/1500 ITC, Tropical Storm Isaias is centered near 18.1N
68.9W, or about 50 nm SW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic,
moving NW at 20 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb.
Maximum sustained winds is 50 kt with gusts to 60 kt. Scattered
moderate to strong convection extends out 200 nm from the center
in the NE Quadrant and 300 nm SW quadrant. Tropical storm force
winds extend outward up to 310 nm to the north of the center.
ASCAT pass shows winds of 35-40 kt in the NE quadrant in the area
between 66W-71W. These winds are currently affecting Hispaniola,
the Mona Passage and western PR. The highest seas are expected on
the Atlantic Ocean side north of 20N-24N, with peak seas of 13 to
20 ft in NE to E swell. Heavy rain may lead to life-threatening
flash flooding and mudslides, as well as river flooding over
Puerto Rico and Hispaniola today into Fri.

On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over
Hispaniola today and move near the Southeastern Bahamas by
tonight or early Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the
Central Bahamas Friday evening and approach the Northwest
Bahamas or southern Florida Saturday.

Please read the latest NHC Public Advisory at and Forecast/
Advisory at for
more details.


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