"The situation remains fluid and can change quickly," DeSantis said Friday. Share Shares Copy Link. Tropical Storm Isaias Hovering Off Florida Coast, May Strike Carolinas as Hurricane, Then Sweep Up the East Coast . Heavy rains are a main concern as Isaias nears the Florida coast. Tropical Storm Isaias weakens, worst weather on track to stay off Florida’s east coast Tropical Storm Isaias is continuing to weaken, according … 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. The National Hurricane Center warned of potential flooding in the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic region stretching up to Virginia in the coming days. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Saturday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. DeSantis Declares Emergency As Hurricane Isaias Closes In, In Florida, COVID-19 Death Toll Keeps Rising, Hurricane Season Will Be Above Average, NOAA Warns. Hurricane Isaias is still a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. Hurricane Warning Expanded for Florida As Isaias Spins in the Bahamas; Weekend of Strong Winds, Heavy Rain For SE … The Division of Emergency Management is sending 25 shelter kits with PPE to counties in the path of the storm. RELATED: Hurricane Isaias Continues To Target Florida, With Warnings In Effect Along East Coast. Getty Images Florida's governor has declared a … Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon, but was expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it barrels toward Florida. TROPICAL Storm Isaias slammed Florida on Sunday and barreled towards the Carolinas, prompting flooding alerts. 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. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in preperation for Hurricane Isaias. 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. "Although the track and arrival of the hurricane could still change, now is the time for North Carolinians to prepare," said Gov. Ron DeSantis’ 19 months in office. 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. 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 … TROPICAL Storm Isaias slammed Florida on Sunday and barreled towards the Carolinas, prompting flooding alerts. As of 11 p.m. North Carolina Gov. 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. The state will coordinate shelters for those who need to evacuate. 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. 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 … Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida East Coast by late tonight and Sunday. (The Center Square) – With Tropical Storm Isaias headed for the Carolinas, Florida now has dodged two storms during Gov. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Isaias continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge. 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. 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. The storm's center is about 115 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale. 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. Isaias continues to batter the northwestern Bahamas tonight bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge. 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. Hurricane Isaias is really struggling with wind shear and dry air filtering in the system. On Saturday evening, maximum sustained winds were 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. 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'. Hurricane Isais remains a Category 1 storm sustaining winds of 80 mph. Forecasts warn of a dangerous storm surge. Ron DeSantis warned at a news conference. Gov. share. DeSantis urged state residents to remain vigilant and heed warnings from local officials and news outlets as Isaias moves closer to the state. The magnitude of the impacts will come down to how close the storm actually gets to the coast tomorrow. "The State of Florida is fully prepared for this," DeSantis said and that his administration has been in contact with local area hospitals. It’s essential to prepare for this hurricane by Friday. 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. Isaias is approaching Florida as the state is continuing to battle one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus in the nation. 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. Southeast Florida. The track of the storm is still on course for close call with Florida’s east coast on Sunday. 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. Florida Gov. Isaias was downgraded Saturday evening to a tropical storm as it moved within 115 miles of … Top coverage. As of 2 p.m. Ron DeSantis said on Saturday at a press conference. Forecasters predict the storm will travel northwest and arrive in southeast Florida on Saturday and Sunday. Tropical Storm Isaias became a category 1 hurricane early Friday as the fast-moving storm heads toward Florida and the U.S. East Coast. Isaias still has maximum sustained winds at … DeSantis said that the president signed a Federal Disaster Declaration in expectation of Hurricane Isaias. A hurricane warning is … University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Hurricane Isaias. Tropical Storm Isaias continues to move north-northwest at 9 mph just offshore of the Central Florida coast. Tropical Storm Isaias lashes Florida's east coast, no longer expected to reach hurricane strength Storm still bringing dangerous winds and rain The brunt of Isaias is hitting northern Andros, New Providence, (including Nassau) and other parts of the central/northwestern Bahamas right now. The NHC said Isaias is … With sustained winds of approximately 70 mph, Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Saturday evening. News 19 WLTX. ET, Isaias remains a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph. The Electoral College meets on Monday. No other changes to alerts were made with the 8 p.m. update. Movement is still northwest at 9 mph and the center is currently about 80 miles east-southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Florida. Virginia Gov. ET, Isaias remains a tropical storm with sustained winds of 70 mph. Please refresh for the latest updates. Tropical Storm Isaias to ride Florida's east coast, bringing high winds and heavy rain. 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. 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 … A hurricane watch was issued for parts of the Florida coast Friday as Hurricane Isaias takes aim at the Sunshine State. Ron DeSantis said on Saturday at a press conference, according to the National Hurricane Center, Florida's Gov. 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. Precautionary hurricane warnings are posted from Boca Raton north to Volusia County, FL. 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 storm is moving northwest at 12 mph. Here’s what we know today: Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge will continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas today. The declaration allows trucks and supplies to move where help is needed. Isaias' forward speed will continue to decrease overnight and into Saturday. Significant rainfall in the Carolinas and the major Northeast cities is expected. Storm clouds are seen over Miami as Hurricane Isaias approaches the east coast of Florida on Saturday. 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. In the U.S., a tropical storm watch has now been issued for portions of the southeast coast of Georgia. The hurricane warning was canceled for the central Bahamas. The organization noted that this hurricane season would be different because of the pandemic. Forecasters declared a hurricane warning for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday, as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a … Isaias is still a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center's 8 p.m. Before reaching hurricane status, Isaias caused widespread flooding, power outages and landslides in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday. 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. That includes 21 COVID-19 nursing facilities. Isaias brought winds and storm surge flooding to Dorian-affected areas … The hurricane's eye is near Andros Island Bahamas. 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. It urged people to include PPE in their evacuation kits as well as hand sanitizer and personal hygiene supplies. Isaias is expected to bring heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and urban flooding to south and east-central Florida. Winds from Isaias could produce high surf at ports. Parts of the state could see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 6 inches, according to the current forecast. Florida: Isaias will hug the coastline with a 15% chance of sustained hurricane force winds in coastal cities. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with what is expected from the weather system. INTO A HURRICANE AS IT … bookmark_border. 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. 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. 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. Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday evening. Some local governments have already issued evacuation orders. All times Eastern. It is moving NW at 12 mph and the center is currently about 135 miles SSE of Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. Both North Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the storm's arrival. Here's how the news is developing. Little change in strength is forecast over the next 24 hours as Isaias moves near the east coast of Florida later tonight through Sunday. (Joe … Hurricane Central. 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. CNN. amp video_youtube 1 hour ago. The Weather Channel. South Carolina Gov. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Top coverage. Isaias is no longer forecast to regain hurricane strength, the National Hurricane Center said. In Puerto Rico, nearly half a million homes and businesses were without power, the Weather Channel reported. 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. Isaias is forecast to brush the coast of Florida on Sunday. Hurricane Isaias moves toward Florida. Copy {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! A hurricane /tropical storm warning remains in effect along most of the east coast of Florida. Florida Gov. ABC News' Alexandra Faul, Jason Volack and Daniel Peck contributed to this report. Residents wait in line to fill their containers with gasoline before the arrival of Hurricane Isaias in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Florida's governor has declared a state of emergency. 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 Isaias is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida on Saturday, forcing Governor Ron DeSantis to issue an emergency order. In Florida, Gov. 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. The storm was downgraded on Saturday from a Category 1 hurricane … Hurricane Isaias rendered impacts over a large area during its lifetime to include portions of the Caribbean, the U.S. Atlantic Coast and Canada. "These rainfall amounts could result in isolated flash and urban flooding, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas," the National Hurricane Center said. It is moving NW at 12 mph and the center is currently about 140 miles SE of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ET, hours after the U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded its status. Forecasters predict the storm will travel northwest and arrive in southeast Florida on Saturday and Sunday. As of 8 p.m. Concerns grow as the state already is struggling to contain COVID-19. 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 … 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. Right now there it looks like wind gusts of 40 to 60+ mph will be possible right along the coast, from West Palm Beach to Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida. Southeast US: A weakening Isaias will now bring tropical storm conditions to the region late Sunday through Tuesday morning. Hurricane Isaias, which was officially designated as a Category 1 storm, is expected to gain strength on its path toward Florida. Cooper. The storm's movement has slowed a bit, with Isaias now heading northwest at about 10 mph. Check back for updates throughout the day. 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. It's possible the storm could regain strength overnight and transform back into a hurricane. 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. 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. 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. “We’ll start seeing impacts tonight,” Florida Gov. 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. After rendering impacts due to heavy rainfall and strong winds to the Caribbean, the storm made a close approach to the Florida Atlantic Coast. RELATED: Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in Bahamas as gusts reach South Florida » Palm Beach County had not ordered a mandatory evacuation, … play_arrow. Isaias is expected to move through the Bahamas today and near Florida tonight into Sunday. The North Carolina National Guard has 75 guardsman and high-water vehicles on standby should they be activated to respond. Please remove all outdoor objects, such … Isaias, previously a Category 1 hurricane, delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before heading toward Florida, according to forecasters. 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