Hurricane Isaias – EOC Alert 5
Hurricane Isaias continues impact the Bahamas today with hurricane force winds of 75 mph and dangerous storm surge. Isaias is moving northwest at 12 mph.
Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of Florida’s east coast late tonight and Sunday.
West Central and Southwest Florida remain outside of the cone of uncertainty however, rainfall is still forecast to impact our area as early as tonight and continuing through Monday.
Within these rain bands, gusty winds are likely. Residents should continue to monitor the progress of Isaias over the next few days.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic Ocean, a westward moving tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Conditions may become more conducive for development over the next few days and a tropical depression could form early next week.
This system does not pose a direct threat to Florida over the next week at least.
In addition, the recently upgraded Tropical Depression Ten off the African coast is expected to dissipate later today.
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• Test your weather radio today and change the battery if needed.
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