Hurricane Isaias Heading For the Bahamas And US East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias has knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. It has now strengthened into a hurricane while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. Rain turned several streets into fast-flowing rivers and toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables in Puerto Rico.

Here is the projected path from the National Hurricane Centre:

Here is the latest forecast from NOAA:

Offshore Waters Forecast for the SW and Tropical N Atlantic and

Caribbean Sea

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami, FL

514 AM EDT Fri Jul 31 2020

Offshore Waters Forecast for the Tropical N Atlantic from 07N to

22N between 55W and 64W, the SW N Atlantic S of 31N W of 65W

including Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea.

Seas given as significant wave height, which is the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves. Individual waves may be more than twice the significant wave height.


Synopsis for Caribbean Sea and Tropical N Atlantic from 07N to

19N between 55W and 64W

514 AM EDT Fri Jul 31 2020

.SYNOPSIS…Hurricane Isaias near 20.9N 73.3W 990 mb at 0900 UTC

moving NW at 15 kt. Maximum sustained winds 70 kt gusts 85 kt.

Isaias will continue NW and reach the central Bahamas near 22.3N

75.0W this afternoon, then continue NNW through the NW Bahamas

and near SE Florida tonight through Sat before moving N and away

from the region Sun through Mon. Strong winds and high seas will

prevail this morning through the Mona Passage, Windward Passage.

Fresh to strong flow will persist south of Hispaniola into Fri and

in the lee of eastern Cuba.

Photo Credits: National Hurricane Centre



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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan