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.
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.
Tropical Storm Isaias is heading toward the North Carolina coast with 70 mph winds pic.twitter.com/nNbuYLYLcy— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 3, 2020
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.
“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.
Unbelievably gorgeous, textbook satellite imagery of #Isaías tonight as the storm churns north.— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) August 3, 2020
Look at those intense "overshooting tops," plumes of very buoyant air in the middle.
To the southwest, "gravity waves" emanating from them ripple.
Transverse banding northern edge. pic.twitter.com/SETOQFkZGY
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