Tracking Hurricane Isaias: 8 a.m. Saturday update

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The latest information on the projected path of Hurricane Isaias

As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Hurricane Isaias was churning in the Caribbean and bringing heavy rain and winds to the Bahamas.

The storm was moving northwest at about 12 mph, but some decrease in forward speed is expected, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center.

A turn toward the north-northwest is expected by late Sunday. Isaias will likely approach the Florida peninsula Saturday night through Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds were recorded near 85 mph with higher gusts. The hurricane center predicts little change in strength through Sunday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

Coastal North Carolina is likely to experience heavy surf and rip currents through the weekend. Tropical storm force winds could reach the area by late Sunday into early Monday morning.

The next update from the National Hurricane Center will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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