Storm Isaias tracking US weather forecast: where is it heading?
No longer a 'hurricane', the tropical storm is on the move off the southeast of Florida, affecting the landing plans of the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday.
Isaias, downgraded from a hurricane but still a powerful tropical storm, churned close to Florida on Sunday, and is set to brush the state's east coast with strong winds and potential coastal flooding.
NASA plans changed as Isaias tracks Florida
By 5 a.m. (0900 GMT), Tropical Storm Isaias was about 45 miles (75 km) southeast of West Palm Beach, heading northwest with top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph), the National Hurricane Center said. On its current path, Isaias will move near or along Florida's east coast during Sunday, the Miami-based NHC said.
Hutchinson Island already with winds nearly sustained 40 mph and waves growing with each passing hour.— Zach Covey (@ZachCoveyTV) August 2, 2020
I’m here today waiting to see if a potential landfall is possible along these barrier island chains as #Isaias makes its closest approach this PM. @CBS12 @LoleskyWX pic.twitter.com/5ip3npSuh8
On Monday and Tuesday, its center would move from offshore of the coast of Georgia into the southern mid-Atlantic states. It was not expected to change much in strength in the next couple of days. Parts of the U.S. East Coast from south Florida to Cape Fear in North Carolina could be hit by storm surges - when a storm pushes tidal levels above normal - of as much as 4 feet (1.22 m), the NHC said.
Isaias was not expected to affect the return home on Sunday of two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, although the landing location did need to change. They were heading for a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, off Florida's northwest coast, capping a two-month voyage in space that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.
Florida response hampered by coronavirus
Florida is used to being hit by hurricanes, but its well-honed storm responses have been partly upended by its grappling with one of the country's worst coronavirus outbreaks. The state has recorded more than 480,000 cases, with tens of thousands recorded in the last week alone, according to a Reuters tally. Governor Ron DeSantis said on Saturday the state emergency management division was supplying shelters with enough personal protective equipment for 10,000 people.
Hurricane Warnings have been switched to Tropical Storm Warnings for West Palm Beach, Florida. Gusty winds and heavy rain from #Isaias were already impacting the region yesterday and will continue to impact Florida through Monday. #FLwx pic.twitter.com/Dg0bdhIg08— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) August 2, 2020
The storm lashed parts of the Bahamas with high winds and heavy rainfall en route to the United States. It caused at least two deaths in the Dominican Republic and knocked out power for thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico, according to media reports.
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