Track Hurricane Isaias’s Predicted Path With These Updating Maps


The storm named Isaias is projected to sweep up the Atlantic coast of Florida as a hurricane on Sunday.

On Thursday evening, Isaias strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. As of Saturday morning, its maximum sustained winds were about 85 mph. On Saturday afternoon, Isaias weakened to a tropical storm after passing over Andros Island in the Bahamas, but was expected to regain hurricane status overnight.

Forecast track and wind probabilities

Times shown are US Eastern Time. Peter Aldhous / BuzzFeed News / Via NOAA/NWS

This updating map shows the most likely predicted track and forecast winds from the storm. Use the control to toggle between the likelihood of tropical-storm-force winds (greater than 39 mph) and hurricane-force winds (greater than 74 mph).

The best predicted track has Isaias moving offshore up Florida’s Atlantic coast. But that would still expose the state’s seaboard to risks from hazardous winds and flooding. As a precaution, the Florida Division of Emergency Management closed state-supported COVID-19 testing sites from 5 p.m. on Thursday. Miami-Dade County closed beaches and parks from 8 p.m. Friday.

On Thursday, Isaias lashed Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic with winds and heavy rain, causing local flash flooding and power outages.

Forecast track and rain in the next 7 days

Peter Aldhous / BuzzFeed News / Via NOAA/NWS

This updating map shows the best predicted track for Isaias superimposed over forecast rain for the next seven days. On Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center warned that parts of Florida are likely to receive 2 to 4 inches of rain by Tuesday, with isolated maximums of up to 6 inches.

“Heavy rainfall from Isaias could result in potentially life-threatening flash and urban flooding, especially in low-lying and poorly drained areas,” the hurricane center said. Flooding is a bigger risk in urban areas because paved surfaces make it hard for water to be absorbed.

As always, watch for updates from local officials and follow any evacuation or shelter-in-place orders. See the National Hurricane Center’s advisories for more information on the storm.


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