Tropical Storm Isaias is picking up steam as it moves through the Caribbean. The cone of concern has shifted more to the east off the coast of South Florida.
As of this morning, the National Weather Service puts the storm about 100 miles west-southwest of Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect throughout the region, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
It’s expected to make landfall in the Dominican Republic today, before strengthening Friday and Saturday potentially threatening Florida.
We could feel the effects of it as soon as tomorrow night. The NHC predicts 50 mile an hour winds and up to three inches of rain on Saturday.
Latest from National Hurricane Center:
Tropical Storm Isaias Advisory Number 9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092020
1100 AM AST Thu Jul 30 2020
…ISAIAS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING
AND GUSTY WINDS OVER PUERTO RICO…
….HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS SPREADING OVER THE DOMINICAN
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 50 MI…75 KM SW OF PUNTA CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM SE OF PUERTO PLATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES
Here’s Jen and Bill’s interview with Dennis Feltgen of the NHC where they go over all of the latest info that you need to know.