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Isaías is a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 75 mph winds and estimated wind gusts as high as 100 mph. Currently, this lopsided and ragged storm is over the Bahamas and will continue to turn NW moving around 10-15 mph (12 mph as of most recent update). The track is taking it up the east coast of Florida and into the Carolina by Monday and Monday night.
Isaias has been struggling to remain organized as wind shear has been breaking up the storm and will continue to weaken it slowly as it makes a more northerly turn parallel with the east Florida coast. There is a chance that the center could scrape Florida which will accelerate its weakening process.
Regardless, Isaias will be a Tropical Storm before it gets to the Carolina’s and will be flying! Forward wind speed will likely double keeping Tropical Storm conditions less than 6 hours for any given area in the eastern Carolina’s.
Our best news here is the speed at which this storm will move through the Carolinas. This limits all of the above expect for dangerous Rip Currents which are active even for this weekend.
YOUR LOCAL IMPACTS:
For the Charlotte area back to Hickory and Boone we might not even know it’s out there. We will see some clouds and breezy conditions, at times. The bigger impacts for rain will come from a slow-moving upper low and trough that will be hanging over the region through most of next week. Still, heavy rain and storms are possible through your late Monday and Tuesday morning associated with the outer bands working with that low mentioned above to promote scattered to widespread rain.
Stay tuned for later updates and follow up on Social Media for more updates on the storm as it gets closer to the Carolinas. Track forecast updates are coming out every day at 5AM, 11AM, 5PM, and 11PM until the storm is gone. The most recent track is a little bit closer to the Florida coast but not much has changed.