Isaac’s Threat to South Florida Increases
By Donna Thomas, BrowardNetOnline Meteorologist - Tropical Storm Isaac has not weakened significantly during its passage over Haiti. As of 5 am Saturday, Isaac was located at 19.0 North, 73.3 West, or 150 miles southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. Maximum sustained winds were estimated at 60 miles per hour. Isaac is moving northwest at 14 miles per hour and is approaching eastern Cuba. Isaac’s northwest motion could limit interaction with land, and a continued northwest movement is likely to allow Isaac to reach hurricane strength in the Florida Straits as it approaches Florida on Sunday.
The Florda Keys and the west coast of Florida south of Bonita Beach are now under a hurricane warning. Residents and visitors should prepare for hurricane conditions. Miami-Dade County is under a hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning. Broward and Palm Beach Counties are under a tropical storm warning. ALL of South Florida can expect deteriorating weather late Saturday, with heavy rains and all least tropical storm force gusts. Preparations should be completed as soon as possible on Saturday. Severe weather, including damaging wind gusts and flooding rains, is expected throughout South Florida on Sunday and into Monday.
Animated storm track from The Weather Channel