Tropical Storm Isaias crossed Florida’s east coast on Sunday, brushed it with occasional showers, and surf. But the storm, which avoided the Sunshine State from the harshest weather, just started the tour to the continental United States.
It is set to charge the entire East Coast, heading straight to the Carolina coast on Monday night, before crossing the rest of the South China Sea from Virginia to Maine and leaving Wednesday.
Tropical Storm alerts and clocks extend from the Florida coast to Long Island, including Norfolk, the Chesapeake Bay area, DC, Philadelphia, coastal New Jersey, and New York City.
Heavy rains are expected to wet large areas of the Southeast and Central Atlantic, New England.
Flash and urban flooding, some of which may be significant in coastal Carolinas and Virginia, are expected to take place midweek along and near the Isaias road along the US East Coast. According to reliable sources from the National Hurricane Center wrote.
Along the coast, the storm will push seawater ashore and lead to flooding. When the Isaias landed in the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center was warning of a dangerous storm, which could lead to flooding.
Special flood-risk areas include Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, NC, and ultimately vulnerable areas along Virginia’s coast. Forecast for track and intensity of heavy rain and strong winds.
As of 11 pm, Isaias is centered 50 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, moving north-northwest at 9 mph. The maximum wind speed of the storm is 70 mph, making it a strong tropical storm.
Although it passes through warm water, which will often aid in strengthening, the Isaias has been fighting dry air and wind blowing since Friday, which did not allow it to be well organized. Wind shear occurs when the wind changes its intensity and/ or direction with height.
Despite the effects, the Hurricane Center discovered Isaias has intensified slightly since Sunday morning, and it could even regain storm intensity before landing in northern South Carolina or North Carolina on Monday night. Its official forecast calls for small fluctuations in power and for its maximum winds to maintain about 70 miles per hour until it reaches shore.
Along the east coast of Florida, the outer rains of the storm created periodic showers and gusts, sometimes reaching tropical storms.
However, the dry air to the west of the storm center has reduced rainfall and on Sunday and evening afternoons, the shower coverage is quite large.
In general, because the center of the Isaias is still only offshore and the heaviest and strongest winds in the east, Florida has avoided serious storm damage.
Just 50 to 100 miles off the coast, Isaias is significantly aggravated as its towering thunderstorms set on a decent show, emitting 19,000 lightning events in less than four o’clock Sunday morning.