On Friday morning, a storm swirled around Turks and Caicos Islands and blew heavy rains in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center reported outbreaks and mudguards in the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas.
The hurricane is currently moving northwest at a speed of 17 miles per hour, with winds longer than 80 miles per hour and gusts of up to 100 miles per hour. The storm is expected to clear the coasts of Florida and Georgia this weekend. Isaiah could clean the Carolina coast on Monday and Tuesday.
At 5 a.m., the hurricane was 15 miles southwest of the great island of Inagua. More than 400,000 customers in Puerto Rico lost power on Thursday, ABC News reports. Some were trapped in the flood.
While this road is still long and could change drastically, it now looks like Isaiah will at least bring rain to parts of North Carolina next week.
However, the impact of Isaias is already being felt on the coast, with high risks starting to run from Friday to Hatter to Carolina Beach. The increased threat will hit the weekend as the storm continues to move north.
At midnight, the National Hurricane Center issued warnings about the hurricane in the Central and Southeastern Bahamas.
Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach said Isaiah is the earliest ninth storm in Atlantic waters. The previous entry was Irena in 2005. August 7
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Isaiah’s center is expected to move through Hispaniola late Thursday. When tropical systems move through the mountainous Hispaniola region, they are often difficult to predict. The path and strength of the storms are likely to change in the coming days.
The cone of storm uncertainty encompasses North Carolina. Current forecasts say the storm will reach our shores from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.
Stay with the ABC11 First Alert Weather team as they monitor this hurricane and all the threats it may pose to North Carolina.
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