Cat 1 Hurricane Isaias Turns Toward the Florida Coastline

Hurricane Isaias Saturday 8/1 at 5a

Category 1 Hurricane Isaias is battering the Bahamas en-route to Florida later today. Isaias is expected to track up the East Coast as far north as New England next week. Governors in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia have declared states of emergency.

A hurricane warning has been expanded northward to the Flagler/Volusia County Line in Florida, while the warning continues for a portion of Florida's East Coast, from Boca Raton northward.

A hurricane watch is in effect for portions of South Florida from Boca Raton to Hallendale County.

The National Hurricane Center's 5a advisory has Isaias (ees-ah-EE-ahs) with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour and about 80 miles south-southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, moving northwest at 12 miles per hour.

Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order on Friday and declared, "a state of emergency in every coastal county of Florida's east coast, from Miami-Dade to Nassau counties." Gov. DeSantis will hold an 8:30 a.m. press conference at the State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee.

Photo credit: NOAA

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