Weather Blog: Tropical Strom Isaias Forms in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in the Caribbean late Wednesday making it the earliest ninth named storm on record.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 11:31 PM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 11:33 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Tropical Storm Isaias has officially formed in the Caribbean.

According to the National Hurricane Center, it is located approximately 150 miles from Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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Isaias is moving to the west-northwest at 20 mph and is packing winds of 50 mph.

Since the 8 p.m. update, the track of the system has shifted east and Florida and the eastern seaboard are in the cone of uncertainty.

According to the NHC, heavy rainfall and gusty winds continue to spread over the Leeward Islands Wednesday night.

Isaias is also expected to bring heavy rain and life-threatening flooding to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches are likely, with locally up to 10 inches expected over the next few days across these areas.

Tropical storm force winds will impact parts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and several other countries which prompted a tropical storm warning.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for parts of the Bahamas.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the long-range track and intensity forecast is uncertain.

The system may have to battle wind shear and dry air near the Bahamas and the Caribbean which isn’t conducive to development.

Tropical Storm Isaias is the earliest “I” named storm on record.

The previous record was held by Irene on August 7, 2005.

Isaias is the 5th named storm for July which ties with 2005 for the most named storms in the month.

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