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Isaias has weakened to tropical storm, Bahamas in great danger, Florida should watch

Christian Fernsby |
National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center said that the last data received from a previous Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft, along with recent satellite and radar imagery, indicate that Isaias has weakened to a tropical storm due to a combination of shear, dry air and interaction with Andros Island.

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Hurricane conditions and dangerous storm surge will continue in portions of the northwest Bahamas tonight.

Isaias will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding in the Bahamas, and flash and urban flooding, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas, along the East Coast of the United States.

Minor river flooding and isolated moderate river flooding is possible across portions of the Carolinas and Virginia early next week.

Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida east coast on Sunday with tropical storm conditions expected to begin tonight.

Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

Dangerous storm surge is possible along the Florida east coast from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach where water level are possible along the coastline and adjacent waterways.

Residents there should follow advice given by local emergency officials.

Additional watches and warnings will likely be issued tonight and Sunday as Isaias is expected to move northward near or over the southeast and mid-Atlantic coasts early next week.

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