Posted by Phil Ferro
It will be a rough night for our neighbors to the Southeast, Haiti and Dominican Republic. Isaac is moving very slowly on a path to make landfall across SW Haiti in the very ealry hours of Saturday.
They can expect:
- Gusty winds up to 65mph +
- Heavy rain, with some areas receiving up to 20". This will cause flooding, land and mudslides.
- Storm surge of 1-3 feet along the coast.
The big question is: Where is it headed next?
Once it leaves Haiti it will aim for Eastern Cuba. This will be critical because if the center stays over land over the next 24 hours, it should remain weak and maybe head for the Keys and SW Florida. If the center crosses quickly into the Atlantic waters, well then it could grow stronger and be more of a threat for us.
Regardless, from Lake Okeechobee South to the Keys, this is what we can expect:
- We will see heavy rain as early as Friday night that could lead to flooding
- The potential for a tornado will be present through Monday
- Breezy conditions
As a matter of fact from Palm Beach through the Keys, the area is under a Tropical storm Watch.
Stay tuned for the latest.