MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hurricane warnings remain in effect for parts of the Florida east coast ahead of Hurricane Isaias which will approach the southeast coast of Florida on Saturday.
Miami-Dade and Broward counties remain under a Tropical Storm Warning.
At 11 p.m., Friday, the center of the storm was about 135 miles south southeast of Nassau, Bahamas.
It is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph with maximum sustained winds near 80 mph with higher gusts.
A general northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected for the next day or so, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest by late Sunday.
On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over the Central Bahamas Friday night, near or over the Northwestern Bahamas Saturday and near the east coast of the Florida peninsula Saturday afternoon through Sunday.
Strengthening is expected through early Saturday and Isaias is forecast to remain a hurricane for the next couple of days.
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- Boca Raton to the Volusia/Brevard County Line
- Northwestern Bahamas
- Central Bahamas
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
- Hallandale Beach to south of Boca Raton
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:
- Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedre Beach
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- North of Ocean Reef to south of Boca Raton
- Lake Okeechobee
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
- Flagler/Volusia County Line to Ponte Vedre Beach
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area in Florida late Saturday and Saturday night.
Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area in Florida late Saturday and Saturday night and will spread northward through Sunday. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength on Saturday,
CBS4’s Craig Setzer offered this advice about shutters on Friday evening.
Many asking about shutters. In my opinion, north & east Broward would be the only areas if you did, do it very early tomorrow. Everyone else probably not necessary. If you do put them up, NORTH & WEST facing windows most important because those wind directions expected. @CBSMiami pic.twitter.com/25VakQBsEt
— Craig Setzer (@CraigSetzer) July 31, 2020