Isaias battering the NW Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says the hurricane is making landfall on Northern Andros Island and should stay over the Bahamas thru much of the day with heavy rain, strong winds, and a dangerous storm surge.
11 am Advisory
Isaias winds have come down from 85 to 80 mph
Morning Key Points:
- Isaias is looking disheveled. Some dry and shear air has filtered into the hurricane.
- The rain shield has gotten smaller
- Not expected to get any stronger
- As of early Saturday morning, the cone has shifted eastward now starting north of Broward County.
- Very low chance of hurricane force winds over Miami-Dade & Broward
- Advisories remain in place for South Florida
- It's located about 210 miles SSE of Miami
What to Expect:
As the system moves towards Florida, winds should pick up later today, possibly late afternoon to early evening depending how fast Isaias moves. Forecasts call for hurricane force winds to stay mostly north into Palm Beach county and points north. Out of an abundance of caution, a hurricane watch remains in place for Broward county I-95 to the beaches, in case Isaias wobbles west at its nearest approach.
- Tropical Storm Warning remains in place for all of Miami Dade and Broward
- Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Far Southern Miami Dade
This is live radar out of Miami. It will keep you updated on the feeder bands coming across. For most of Broward and Mimi-Dade , there will be a chance for winds to kick up at times to 40 to 50 as feeder bands move into the area. Heavy rain will accompany the feeder bands and may stay thru Sunday. This may lead to flooding concerns for Broward & Miami Dade.
While it appears the worst of Isaias will stay over the Bahamas and track towards the East Coast of Florida, Metro Date and Broward could get strong squally weather later this afternoon and evening. With a hurricane so close, we need to watch it in case it gets closer than anticipated.
I'll keep you posted