Hurricane Warning Issued for Florida As Isaias Spins in the Bahamas; Weekend of Strong Winds, Heavy Rain For SE Coast
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Hurricane Isaias Gets Stronger as it Heads to the U.S.
The Weather Channel Hurricane Expert Dr. Rick Knabb has the latest forecast information for Hurricane Isaias, now over the Bahamas.
At a Glance
- Hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the Bahamas Friday.
- Isaias has prompted hurricane warnings in parts of Florida.
- First impacts could be felt in parts of Florida as soon as Saturday.
- The forecast for this system is still uncertain because of multiple factors.
- Isaias may ultimately impact a sizable swath of the East Coast as far north as New England early next week.
Hurricane Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) is expected to strengthen as it tracks through the Bahamas into Saturday and then will move near Florida this weekend, before tracking up the East Coast as far north as New England next week.
A hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of Florida’s East Coast, from Boca Raton to the Volusia/Brevard County Line.
A hurricane watch has been expanded, now in effect for portions of Florida from north of the Volusia-Brevard County line to the Flagler/Volusia County Line, and for South Florida from Boca Raton to Hallendale County. A hurricane watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force wind, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Hurricane warnings continue in the northern and central Bahamas, including Nassau, Freeport and the Abacos Islands, where hurricane conditions are expected into Saturday.