The official forecast track from the NHC has the future Isaias moving through the Bahamas and potentially impacting Florida this weekend, but until it gets a closed circulation, the timing, track, and intensity of the storm are still not certain.
The storm is located about 100 miles WSW of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and is moving NW at 21 MPH bring with it winds of 60 mph. These two things are the reason the official forecast keeps it as a Tropical Storm through the weekend and not strengthening into a Hurricane.
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Tropical Cyclone Nine is forecast to develop into Tropical Storm Isaias at some time on Wednesday. This gives us very windy and rainy weather from about late Saturday morning through most of the day on Sunday, and then possibly a few bands of rain on Monday as well as it moves north of us.
Isaias is forecast to move over the mountains of Hispaniola today and near the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday, the hurricane center said. "Forecasts are predicting heavy rainfall and strong winds will impact Florida beginning Saturday through early next week".
Northwestern Bahamas including Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos Islands, Berry Islands, Grand Bahamas Island, and Bimini.
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There is one other area being watched in the Atlantic as of Thursday morning.
Gusty winds and heavy rain are spreading across the Leeward Islands on Wednesday as a tropical disturbance will soon develop into Tropical Storm Isaias and bring impacts to Puerto Rico.
The names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.More news: Coronavirus Isolation Period Extended From Seven To 10 Days In England