Tropical Storm Isaias Forecast to Strengthen into a Hurricane Before Slamming the Carolinas With Life-Threatening Storm Surges

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Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane before it hits the Carolinas this evening. 

Isaias could bring strong winds and heavy rainfall to the Carolinas up through the Mid-Atlantic coast.

Tropical storm Isaias,Tropical storm Isaias will likely strengthen to a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas
Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 3 at 11:40 am ET. Picture: NOAA

As of 12 p.m. ET today (Aug. 3), Isaias is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) east-southeast of Georgia and blowing with maximum sustained winds of up to 70 mph (110 km/h) winds, which is 4 mph short of being classified as a hurricane.

But Isaias is forecast to strengthen this afternoon and will gain hurricane strength just before reaching the coast of northeastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina tonight, according to the advisory.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the South Santee River in South Carolina to Surf City in North Carolina, while tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of New England. 

Tropical storm Isaias,Tropical storm Isaias will likely strengthen to a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas
Tropical storm Isaias will likely strengthen to a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas and traveling up the coast. Hurricane warnings are in effect for parts of the Carolina coasts, while tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of New England. Map: NOAA

“Only slow weakening” of Isaias is expected after it makes landfall in the Carolinas and moves up the East Coast and mid-Atlantic region tonight and Tuesday (Aug. 4).

A tropical storm warning has been issued along the coast, all the way up to New Hampshire. Tropical storm conditions are also possible along the northern New England coast on Tuesday night and early Wednesday (Aug. 5).

Consequences of Isaias

  • There could be “life-threatening” storm surges along the Carolina coasts where the hurricane warning is in place.
  • Widespread tropical storm winds up the coast could cause tree damage and power outages.
  • Finally, heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding and city flooding.

Isaias is expected to bring about 3 to 6 inches (7 to 15 centimeters) of rainfall to the Carolinas and to the Mid-Atlantic regions, and 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) to southeast New York and most of New England.

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