Tropical Storm Isaias officially forms in the Caribbean Sea, National Hurricane Center says

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — A disturbance has sparked widely scattered storms across central North Carolina. Storms will stick around until sunset, and then rain will clear later this evening.

A front will remain stalled to the north tomorrow into Friday as a weak waves of low pressure track eastward along it. That front combined with warm and humid air will develop scattered to numerous showers. Some of those storms could produce gusty winds.

That front will pull away north of the area, but unsettled weather will stick around through the weekend. We’ll continue to see seasonable high temperatures near 90 degrees.

A dip in the jet stream will increase our rain chances during the start of next week. More rain and clouds will lower highs down the 80s giving us a break from the oppressive heat.


Tropical Storm Isaias has officially formed in the Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center. This makes Isaias the ninth named storm of the 2020 season.

The latest forecast keeps it as a tropical storm as it tracks towards Florida at 20 mph. As of Thursday evening, North Carolina is one of five states predicted to be in Isaias’ path.

The tropical storm has sustained winds at 50 mph, with gusts reaching up to 65 mph.

Hurricane hunters will fly into the system tomorrow to gain monitor the system closely.

Have a great evening!
-Brittany Bell

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