ORLANDO, Fla. – The shower and storm zone moving across the Caribbean is expected to become a tropical storm in Isaias and it may be diverted to Florida as its path keeps the state cone-shaped.
On Wednesday, at about 2 p.m., the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said showers and storms were expanding west – northwest at a speed of 23 miles per hour, and winds were strongest at 45 miles per hour. It is just 105 miles south of St. Croix and 180 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A slight increase is expected and the system is expected to become Tropical Storm Isaias on Wednesday. If that happens, it will be the 9th named 2020. Atlantic storm season storm.
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The storm center is expected to move near or above the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday night, then through Hispaniola on Thursday, Friday reaching the southeastern Bahamas. This will cause rains and potentially life-threatening floods and mud slopes in the northern Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Tropical storm warnings are valid in the following places:
- Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra
- US Virgin Islands
- British Virgin Islands
- Montserrat, Saint Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla
- St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
- Saba and St. Eustatius
- St. Maarten
- The entire southern and northern coasts of the Dominican Republic
- Northern coast of Haiti from Le Mole St Nicholas east to the northern border with the Dominican Republic
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Southeastern Bahamas, including the Blind, Crooked Island, Long Kayak, Inaguas, Mayaguana and Ragged Islands
Tropical Storm Watch is valid in the following areas:
- Central Bahamas, including Cat Island, Exuma, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador
According to the latest date, Florida remains in a cone of uncertainty.
FOX 35 meteorologist Glen Richards expects tropical storms across Florida to begin as early as Saturday and continue throughout the weekend. However, he explained that “the exact path and forces are too early to call for all the obstacles that this system has to overcome”.
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2020 The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on June 1, runs from May 16th. Caused seven tropical storms and one hurricane. On Saturday, Hurricane Hanna became the first hurricane to hit since 2008. July. Landed in Texas.
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