Tropical Storm Isaias Slowly Approaching the Florida Coast

Sunday August 2 at 2 AM

Sunday August 2 at 2 AM

While forecasters caution Tropical Storm Isaias could potentially re-strengthen into a hurricane, it hasn't yet. Isaias is expected to reach Florida Sunday morning, before tracking up Florida's East Coast and moving as far north as New England early next week.

The National Hurricane Center's 2 a.m. Sunday morning advisory has Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and about 70 miles east, southeast of Fort Lauderdale and 90 miles southeast of West Palm Beach. It's moving northwest at 8 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

During a Saturday evening briefing, Gov. Ron DeSantis cautioned Floridians to remain on guard and prepared.

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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