Top coverage. However, either as a hurricane or tropical storm the impacts will be essentially the same and most dependent on the exact track the storm takes up the Florida coast. Isaias — a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph — was located 295 miles southeast of Nassau and moving northwest at 16 mph, as of the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Isaias brought winds and storm surge flooding to Dorian-affected areas … Tropical Storm Isaias continues to move north-northwest at 9 mph just offshore of the Central Florida coast. Forecasters predict the storm will travel northwest and arrive in southeast Florida on Saturday and Sunday. ET, Isaias remains a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph. Tracking Isaias: Central Florida county-by-county impacts. Isaias weakened into a tropical storm after lashing the Bahamas, but the storm was expected to strengthen back into a hurricane Saturday night as it approaches South Florida… The NHC said Isaias is … Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Florida. Isaias’ maximum sustained winds fell to 40 mph Wednesday morning, and was about 55 miles north of Quebec City, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. update. Tropical Storm Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) is moving through the Northwest Bahamas and will approach Florida later tonight, before tracking up the East … Southeast US: A weakening Isaias will now bring tropical storm conditions to the region late Sunday through Tuesday morning. Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday, as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a … Donald Bowen, left, and Doug Smith put shutters over the windows of their business as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches on Aug. 1, 2020 in Stuart, Fla. Forecasters predict the storm will travel northwest and arrive in southeast Florida on Saturday and Sunday. "The situation remains fluid and can change quickly," DeSantis said Friday. The magnitude of the impacts will come down to how close the storm actually gets to the coast tomorrow. North Carolina Gov. Hurricane Isaias moves toward Florida. With sustained winds of approximately 70 mph, Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Saturday evening. "These rainfall amounts could result in isolated flash and urban flooding, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas," the National Hurricane Center said. Hurricane Isaias rendered impacts over a large area during its lifetime to include portions of the Caribbean, the U.S. Atlantic Coast and Canada. Movement has slowed down further, now northwest at 9 mph and the center is currently about 100 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale. South Carolina Gov. DeSantis also said that all nursing homes and assisted living facilities were checked to make sure they have working generators onsite to continue providing care. The state will coordinate shelters for those who need to evacuate. Isaias is expected to move through the Bahamas today and near Florida tonight into Sunday. Hurricane Isaias will drench Florida's Atlantic coast this weekend after passing over the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said, warning of a dangerous storm surge, flooding and high winds. Tracking Isaias: Central Florida county-by-county impacts. A direct hit in southern Florida is unlikely, and the eye of Isaias should remain far enough offshore to keep hurricane conditions away from Florida. On Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, officials evacuated people who had been living in temporary housing since Hurricane Dorian hit the region last year, The Associated Press reported. The North Carolina National Guard has 75 guardsman and high-water vehicles on standby should they be activated to respond. Some local governments have already issued evacuation orders. The National Hurricane Center is warning that tropical storm conditions are expected to begin Saturday night in Florida and is urging residents to prepare "to protect life and property.". Tropical Storm Isaias weakens, worst weather on track to stay off Florida’s east coast Tropical Storm Isaias is continuing to weaken, according … Hurricane Warning Expanded for Florida As Isaias Spins in the Bahamas; Weekend of Strong Winds, Heavy Rain For SE … Florida Gov. Gov. Hurricane conditions are not expected in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, but possible only a few miles up I-95 in West Palm Beach. Hurricane Isaias winds increase to 80 mph Friday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Isaias has ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas and strengthened slightly while heading towards the coast of Florida … Florida Gov. It is forecast to remain a Category 1 hurricane through the Bahamas, as it moves along or parallel to the east coast of Florida, and then eventually up the entire east coast through early next … During a press conference Saturday morning, Florida Gov. The hurricane warning was canceled for the central Bahamas. While the state is still combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is urging people to make every effort to stay with family and friends, or even a hotel, as a first option. Getty Images Florida's governor has declared a … Isaias is forecast to brush the coast of Florida on Sunday. There is now the chance that Isaias could weaken to a tropical storm at some point later today, according to forecasters. DeSantis urged state residents to remain vigilant and heed warnings from local officials and news outlets as Isaias moves closer to the state. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Florida began to feel the effects Sunday of a powerful storm inching in the state's direction, with forecasters warning it could reach hurricane strength by the time ... amp video_youtube Aug 2. bookmark_border. ET advisory, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. On Friday, DeSantis signed an executive order for a state of emergency for every coastal Florida county on the East Coast yesterday. The organization noted that this hurricane season would be different because of the pandemic. "Although the track and arrival of the hurricane could still change, now is the time for North Carolinians to prepare," said Gov. A woman prepares sand bags for distribution to the residents of Palmetto Bay near Miami, on July 31, 2020, as Floridians prepare for Hurricane Isaias. CNN. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surges continued through the day in the Bahamas and are expected to continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas Saturday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. RELATED: Hurricane Isaias Continues To Target Florida, With Warnings In Effect Along East Coast. Significant rainfall in the Carolinas and the major Northeast cities is expected. RELATED: Hurricane Isaias Continues To Target Florida, With Warnings In Effect Along East Coast. Isaias will then race up the East Coast Monday into Tuesday, continuing to weaken, but likely remaining a tropical storm bringing heavy rain and gusty winds up the coast early next week. hide caption. (The Center Square) – With Tropical Storm Isaias headed for the Carolinas, Florida now has dodged two storms during Gov. Heavy rains are a main concern as Isaias nears the Florida coast. Isaias continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas tonight bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge. Isaias, the ninth named storm of 2020, was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm after battering the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Bahamas. Cooper. Share Shares Copy Link. DeSantis Declares Emergency As Hurricane Isaias Closes In, In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising, Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns. We're keeping track of the latest news regarding Hurricane Isaias in South Florida and around the state and Caribbean. Early Saturday evening, Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm. Further decrease in forward speed is forecast over the next 24 hours, with little change in strength expected as Isaias moves near the east coast of the Florida Peninsula tonight through Sunday. INTO A HURRICANE AS IT … Henry McMaster said he did not plan to issue a state of emergency or evacuation orders, but local leaders along the state's Grand Strand coastal area have issued their own orders. Florida: Isaias will hug the coastline with a 15% chance of sustained hurricane force winds in coastal cities. Although Isaias has weakened after passing over Andros Island, some re-strengthening is expected tonight and Sunday morning when the cyclone will be moving over the warm waters of the Straits of Florida and the Gulf Stream. Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday evening. Wind gusts in excess of 74 mph will be possible from Merritt Island to south of West Palm Beach. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but was expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it barrels toward Florida. “When it gets closer and we know that it is imminent. Surfers in Delray Beach take advantage of the waves as Tropical Storm Isaias slowly churns up the coast of Florida on Sunday, August 2, 2020. In addition to personal protective equipment, the state purchased 50 additional generators in case of power outages. Parts of the state could see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches, according to the current forecast. Hurricane Isaias is really struggling with wind shear and dry air filtering in the system. It's possible the storm could regain strength overnight and transform back into a hurricane. Hurricane Isaias heads toward Florida coast August 1, 2020, 8:08 AM Hurricane Isaias is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida on Saturday, forcing Governor Ron DeSantis to … Winds from Isaias could produce high surf at ports. ET, hours after the U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded its status. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. Gov. The brunt of Isaias is hitting northern Andros, New Providence, (including Nassau) and other parts of the central/northwestern Bahamas right now. Updated: 9:32 AM EDT Aug 3, … Isaias was still a tropical storm as of the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. advisory but is expected to regain hurricane strength as it tracks closer to Florida. The center of the storm is expected to hit the Florida coast late Saturday or early Sunday morning and continue traveling north along the coast. Hurricane Isaias dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas Saturday as it rumbled toward Florida -- the first big test for the storm-prone US state reeling from the coronavirus crisis. As a result, new emergency and shelter strategies, developed over the past year under Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz and since the March emergence of COVID-19, have not been put to the ultimate test. Here's what to expect. Southeast Florida. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it headed toward Florida's southeast coast on Saturday evening, but it is expected to restrengthen to a hurricane overnight. The latest forecast has Isaias becoming a minimal category 1 hurricane once again as it moves near the east coast of Florida throughout the day on Sunday. The storm's center is about 115 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale. The Division of Emergency Management is sending 25 shelter kits with PPE to counties in the path of the storm. Hurricane Isaias has ripped shingles off roofs and blew over trees as it carved its way through the Bahamas and strengthened slightly while heading towards the … Hurricane Isaias, which was officially designated as a Category 1 storm, is expected to gain strength on its path toward Florida. The storm was downgraded on Saturday from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, … Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in preperation for Hurricane Isaias. The governor said the state has 20 million masks, 22 million gloves, 10 million gowns, 1.6 million face shields, 270,000 coveralls and 20,000 thermometers to help respond to impacted areas. It is moving NW at 12 mph and the center is currently about 140 miles SE of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Isaias is expected to bring heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and urban flooding to south and east-central Florida. Top coverage. ET, Isaias remains a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 80 mph. Ron DeSantis’ 19 months in office. Isaias, previously a Category 1 hurricane, delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before heading toward Florida, according to forecasters. Hurricane Isaias was a destructive Category 1 hurricane that caused extensive damage across the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States while also spawning a large tornado outbreak that generated the strongest tropical cyclone-spawned tornado since Hurricane Rita in 2005. TROPICAL Storm Isaias slammed Florida on Sunday and barreled towards the Carolinas, prompting flooding alerts. Movement is still northwest at 9 mph and the center is currently about 80 miles east-southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hurricane Isaias is expected to pass near Sebastian on Sunday morning. A hurricane /tropical storm warning remains in effect along most of the east coast of Florida. The storm is moving northwest at 12 mph. amp video_youtube 1 hour ago. The track of the storm is still on course for close call with Florida’s east coast on Sunday. Hurricane Isaias is barreling towards the Bahamas and Florida, and is on track to hit the eastern coastline over the weekend. At a Glance Hurricane Isaias affected an expansive area from the Caribbean Sea to the Northeast U.S. Rainfall flooding was severe in parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. A hurricane warning is … It is moving NW at 12 mph and the center is currently about 135 miles SSE of Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. As Hurricane Isaias moves closer to Florida, preparations are already underway along Volusia County beaches. All times Eastern. Yet DeSantis said that Florida's Division of Emergency Management was prepared for the storm. Share Shares Copy Link. Tropical Storm Isaias became a category 1 hurricane early Friday as the fast-moving storm heads toward Florida and the U.S. East Coast. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that he's declared a state of emergency in every coastal county on the east side of the state, from Miami-Dade to Nassau Counties. Isaias is approaching Florida as the state is continuing to battle one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus in the nation. The National Hurricane Center warned of potential flooding in the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic region stretching up to Virginia in the coming days. Isaias, previously a Category 1 hurricane, delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before heading toward Florida, according to forecasters. Check back for updates throughout the day. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with what is expected from the weather system. Water could reach up to 5 feet above ground in the Bahamas, and up to 4 feet above the ground in parts of coastal Florida, the hurricane center said. Hurricane Isaias is still a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Each kit provides PPE for up to 400 people for 96 hours, the governor said. Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area in Florida late Saturday and Saturday night and will spread northward through Sunday. Both North Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the storm's arrival. The state's Emergency Operations Center -- already activated for COVID-19 -- is preparing for the storm as well, and state and local response teams are at the ready. The storm is expected to run up the East Coast and impact the Carolinas, the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Precautionary hurricane warnings are posted from Boca Raton north to Volusia County, FL. Please refresh for the latest updates. It urged people to include PPE in their evacuation kits as well as hand sanitizer and personal hygiene supplies. The ninth named storm and second hurricane of the extremely active and record breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Isaias originated from a vigorous tropical wave off the coast of Africa that was first identified by the Natio… Hurricane conditions are not expected in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, but possible only a few miles up I-95 in West Palm Beach. Tropical Storm Isaias to ride Florida's east coast, bringing high winds and heavy rain. The storm is expected to cause rain along the U.S. East Coast. (Joe … The Electoral College meets on Monday. Legislative Assistant Ryan Fernandez, puts sand bags in a resident's car trunk in Palmetto Bay near Miami, on July 31, 2020, as Floridians prepare for Hurricane Isaias while a State of Emergency has been declared for 19 Counties. As of 2 p.m. In the coming hours and into this evening, more of the outer bands will begin to impact the south Florida coast with downpours and gusty winds. As of 8 p.m. University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Isaias. In Puerto Rico, nearly half a million homes and businesses were without power, the Weather Channel reported. We encourage everyone in those areas to take necessary precautions in … It’s essential to prepare for this hurricane by Friday. Isaias's maximum sustained winds dipped steadily Saturday and were near 110 km/h around 11 p.m. ET, Isaias remains a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph. The Weather Channel. Isaias was downgraded Saturday evening to a tropical storm as it moved within 115 miles of … "Don't be fooled by the downgrade, we do think it will be upgraded back to a hurricane later on this evening," Gov. As of 11 p.m. As Florida prepares for the storm this weekend, the rest of the East Coast could feel the impacts through the beginning of next week with risks of winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge. Kizzmekia Corbett praised as key scientist behind COVID-19 vaccine, The electric vehicles no one is talking about, 4 stabbed at DC protests, while 1 person shot at clashes in Washington state, Permanent resident facing deportation hoping for Biden's help: 'Need a miracle'. The hurricane's eye is near Andros Island Bahamas. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds could slow down loading and unloading of cargo at ports and may also lead to some road closures due to flooding. Heavy rain, powerful winds and rough surf lashed Florida's eastern coast Sunday as Tropical Storm Isaias inched closer, but forecasters now believe the storm will not return to hurricane strength. In the U.S., a tropical storm watch has now been issued for portions of the southeast coast of Georgia. Hurricane Isaias may hit U.S. 05:21. The declaration allows trucks and supplies to move where help is needed. Storm clouds are seen over the city as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on August 1, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Isaias is no longer forecast to regain hurricane strength, the National Hurricane Center said. DeSantis said everyone in Isaias' path "should have enough food, water and medicine for seven days" and said there is still time to get supplies. "Hurricane preparations will be different given the COVID-19 pandemic, and families need to keep that in mind as they get ready.". Before reaching hurricane status, Isaias caused widespread flooding, power outages and landslides in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. "The division created new and detailed shelter guidance for all counties in light of COVID-19 and has prepared shelter kits with hand sanitizer, masks and gloves ready to be deployed upon request," DeSantis said. share. Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida East Coast by late tonight and Sunday. The confluence of hurricane season with the spike in COVID-19 cases led the American Meteorological Society on Thursday to issue new guidance for hurricane preparedness. Hurricane Isaias, a Category 1 storm, delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before taking aim at eastern Florida, according to forecasters.. As of 11 p.m. Isaias still has maximum sustained winds at … share. bookmark_border. As of 11 a.m. The hospitals aren't anticipating the need to evacuate patients at this time, but one smaller hospital is going to move some COVID patients to another hospital in Brevard county. Hurricane Isaias is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida on Saturday, forcing Governor Ron DeSantis to issue an emergency order. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida. Hurricane Central. TROPICAL Storm Isaias slammed Florida on Sunday and barreled towards the Carolinas, prompting flooding alerts. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Saturday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Isaias continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge. Ralph Northam also declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm, which is expected to affect parts of coastal Virginia starting on Monday. Storm clouds are seen over Miami as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on Saturday. Little change in strength is forecast over the next 24 hours as Isaias moves near the east coast of Florida later tonight through Sunday. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge will continue to impact these areas and overspread the rest of the northwestern Bahamas through the afternoon hours. They have also suspended passenger ferry today, began voluntary evacuations of Ocracoke, waived tolls on evacuation routes, and are preparing facilities and mooring plans for vessels for storm conditions. Hurricane Isais remains a Category 1 storm sustaining winds of 80 mph. News 19 WLTX. After rendering impacts due to heavy rainfall and strong winds to the Caribbean, the storm made a close approach to the Florida Atlantic Coast. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and churned toward the Florida coast, threatening to complicate efforts to contain the coronavirus in places were cases are surging. Storm surges along parts of Florida's east coast with water rising 2 to 4 feet above ground level are possible, according to the National Hurricane Center. more_vert. Isaias continues to slowly approach the southeast coast of Florida and will pass near or along the east coast of Florida throughout the day on Sunday. The storm was downgraded on Saturday from a Category 1 hurricane … ABC News' Alexandra Faul, Jason Volack and Daniel Peck contributed to this report. In Florida, Gov. That includes 21 COVID-19 nursing facilities. Concerns grow as the state already is struggling to contain COVID-19. Isaias Sunday 5pm latest update: storm to bring winds to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina. Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency. A hurricane warning was in effect for Florida's east coast from Boca Raton, just north of Miami, about 240km north to the Volusia-Flagler county line. Ron DeSantis warned at a news conference. There is a Tropical Storm warning in place as Tropical Storm Isaias moves into the Greater Antilles with the potential to affect Florida this weekend. Isaias is still a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 p.m. Though hurricanes can result in the need for shelters, DeSantis said the state did not think they would be necessary for this storm — but officials are prepared if needed. RELATED: Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Bahamas as gusts reach South Florida » Palm Beach County had not ordered a mandatory evacuation, … Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Ron DeSantis said on Saturday at a press conference. Joe Raedle/Getty Images “We’ll start seeing impacts tonight,” Florida Gov. The state's Department of Transportation has more than 1,800 personnel, 1,550 pieces of equipment and more than 1,000 chainsaws ready to respond if needed. Tropical Storm Isaias lashes Florida's east coast, no longer expected to reach hurricane strength Storm still bringing dangerous winds and rain play_arrow. Isaias' forward speed will continue to decrease overnight and into Saturday. A hurricane watch was issued for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias takes aim at the Sunshine State. Here’s what we know today: Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge will continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas today. Here's how the news is developing. The storm shifted west Friday afternoon, and its speed and path indicate it could reach North Carolina as early as Monday, making its greatest impact Monday night and Tuesday. However, the state is already seeing signs of the storm with high risk of dangerous rip currents along the coast, and the danger of tropical storm force winds is increasing. Virginia Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Saturday at a press conference, according to the National Hurricane Center, Florida's Gov. play_arrow. "The State of Florida is fully prepared for this," DeSantis said and that his administration has been in contact with local area hospitals. Twelve Floria counties have declared a state of emergency. Please remove all outdoor objects, such … DeSantis said that the president signed a Federal Disaster Declaration in expectation of Hurricane Isaias. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it headed toward Florida's southeast coast on Saturday evening, but it is expected to restrengthen to a hurricane overnight. Tropical Storm Isaias Hovering Off Florida Coast, May Strike Carolinas as Hurricane, Then Sweep Up the East Coast . On Friday, DeSantis declared a state of emergency in every coastal county of Florida's east coast, from Miami-Dade to Nassau counties, and closed virus testing sites. Southeast Florida. The storm's movement has slowed a bit, with Isaias now heading northwest at about 10 mph. At least one person died in the Dominican Republic as a result of the storm, according to the AP. Wind gusts in excess of 74 mph will be possible from Merritt Island to south of West Palm Beach. The current forecast is for Hurricane Isaias to increase in intensity over the next 24 hours. No other changes to alerts were made with the 8 p.m. update. Early Saturday evening, Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. Storm clouds are seen over Miami as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on Saturday. Forecasts warn of a dangerous storm surge. 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