Tropical Storm Isaac Intermediate Advisory Number 19A

The clouds within the red square are the outer bands of Hurricane Helene

The clouds within the red square are the outer bands of Hurricane

"The reality of the situation is that the long-term future of Isaac is cloudy, and the best advice is just to follow [National Hurricane Center] advisories every six hours to see if we gain any confidence", forecaster Eric Blake said.

Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed between the Caribbean island nations of Dominica and Martinique late Wednesday and early Thursday, is now moving nearly due west across the eastern Caribbean Sea. "What we will get are the remnants of the tropical storm".

At 11 a.m., Tropical Storm Isaac, carrying maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour, was located about 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and was moving towards the west at 16 miles per hour. The winds of Isaac are not expected to affect the Virgin Islands.

However, hurricane watches are in effect for Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica, while storm warnings have been issued for Antigua, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges.

The public is encouraged to continue monitoring the Met Office via its social media accounts and website at for updates.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward from the eye of the storm up to 160 miles, forecasters said.

The storm is still on track to make landfall in the coastal carolina region, but is starting to drift south. Officials say it is possible SC will bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. The upper level winds are light, meaning the storm is likely to maintain intensity, or even strengthen a bit before making landfall. Still, the system is forecast to bring heavy rains to the Coastal Bend.

Along with Florence, there are 2 other hurricanes on the horizon being monitored as well, Isaac and Helene.

Puerto Rico is still trying to recover from Hurricane Maria almost a year after the Category 4 storm hit.

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