Tropical Storm Isaias aiming for South Florida

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Storm Activity: 7/28/2020 – 7/30/2020
Post-Tropical Cyclone Nine intensified into Tropical Storm Isaias, late Wednesday night, and became the ninth named storm of 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to continue moving northwest until it reaches Florida, where a turn north is anticipated.

Tropical storm Isaias is expected to produce heavy rains, flash floods and mudslides across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Also, this system could bring rainfall and wind impacts to portions of Cuba, the Bahamas, and Florida by the end of the week. Heavy rains associated with Isaias may begin to affect South Florida Saturday morning, potentially resulting in isolated flash and urban flooding. These impacts are expected to reach the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week.

The National Hurricane Center’s Forecast Discussion notes that uncertainty exists for both the track and intensity forecasts:

Due to Isaias interacting with Hispaniola, the details of the track and intensity forecast remain uncertain and it is too soon to determine the magnitude and location of these potential impacts. Interests in these areas should monitor the progress of Isaias and updates to the forecast. Tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of South Florida later today.

NHC Forecast Discussion, 11:00 am July 30, 2020

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