A hurricane is headed toward Florida and it is expected to make landfall this weekend.
According to ABC Action News, Hurricane Isaias has wind speeds of 75 mph and inching closing to the east coast of Florida. The Tampa Bay Area might not be in the direct path of the hurricane, but we all know that it will still bring a lot of rain and wind. NHC says Isaias is forecast to be near or east of the Florida peninsula on Saturday afternoon through Sunday. We are hoping it keeps shifting east but for now I think it is smart to start taking action if you live on the east coast or plan on traveling there anytime soon. The good thing is that the hurricane is still a Category 1 and there is always a possibility of it going back down to a tropical storm. Hoping for the best!
Watches and Warnings
*Northwestern Bahamas including Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos Islands, Berry Islands, Grand Bahamas Island, and Bimini
* Southeastern Bahamas including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, and the Ragged Islands
* Central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador
*North of Deerfield Beach to the Volusia-Brevard County Line
Tropical Storm Warning:
*Turks and Caicos Islands
* North of Ocean Reef northward to Sebastian Inlet
Tropical Storm Watch:
* Lake Okeechobee
[Source: ABC ACTION NEWS]