(WSVN) – Isaas became a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday night after a Hurricane Hunter plane caught maximum strong winds of nearly 80 mph.
The National Hurricane Center has released a tropical storm clock for Miami-Dade and Broward counties, from the Oceanic Reef to the north to Sebastian Inlet.
Watching a tropical storm means that tropical storm conditions with winds of 39 mph to 73 mph are possible within 48 hours.
A hurricane warning is currently in effect for:
- Northwest Bahamas, including Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos, Berry, Greater Bahamas and Bimini
- Southeastern Bahamas, including Aklinite, Crooked Island, Long Kai, Inagui, Mayaguana and Islands
- Central Bahamas, including Cat Island, Ekuma, Long Island, Room Quay and San Salvador
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Isaiah is a great storm. Wind 40 to 60 miles per hour fan from center to 415 miles. This should affect Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Southeast Bahamas with torrential rain that could lead to life-threatening floods, droughts and mud. Gusts of wind will spread through the region.
Isaas will move through the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and then move to the Dominican Republic on Thursday. How much disturbance this will have on Isaias is still unknown. A much weaker system could emerge once in Atlantic waters. However, heavy rain and gusty winds should spread to the Turks and Caicos and the Southeast Bahamas later in the day.
The models suggest a more disorganized Isaiah after his influence with the Dominican Republic. The key will be where the center once appeared in the Atlantic Ocean. If it is located further east, there may be more than a title in the northwestern Bahamas. If, on the other hand, it looks more western, then you can work further south than Florida. This uncertainty is reflected in the cone with a slight shift to the east by 8 o’clock. This may change in a westerly or easterly direction once in the Atlantic Ocean.
This disposition will also play a role in determining how strong it will be after its clash with the Dominican Republic. If it slows down, it may be able to drink much-needed fuel in the form of hot water. This could give him a chance to step up.
For South Florida, we are considering the possibility of a stronger system leaning more to the east or a weaker system leaning more over us. Anyway, this is a huge storm in size. The effects will be felt hundreds of kilometers from the center.
A Recon is scheduled for today, which will give the Hurricane Center a better idea of Isaiah’s health and surroundings.
We will watch.
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