Isaac Moving On, Still Slamming South Florida
By Donna Thomas, BrowardNetOnline.com Meteorologist - Tropical Storm Isaac is moving through the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, but the large and strengthening storm is still bringing gusty winds and heavy rains to South Florida. At 5 am on Monday, Isaac was located at 25.2 North, 84.2 West, or 470 miles east-southeast of New Orleans. Maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour at 5 am. Isaac is moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour. On its forecast track and speed, Isaac would make landfall as a hurricane on or near the Louisiana coast on Wednesday.
While gusty winds and heavy rains continue in South Florida, the tropical storm warning for Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach has been dropped. The tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Keys. A tornado watch is in effect for the southern peninsula of Florida until 9 am, and a flood watch and a wind advisory are in place for South Florida until Monday evening. Conditions will gradually improve through the day on Monday.