HOLT, Fla., July 31, 2020—The National Hurricane Center has issued hurricane warnings for Florida.
Some strengthening is forecast for Hurricane Isaias overnight into early Saturday morning, according to the NHC.
Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of Florida’s east coast late Saturday and Saturday night.
Some hurricane models show Hurricane Isaias to make landfall along the coast in the 36-to-48 hour timeframe, while others bring the storm close to the southeast and east-central Florida coasts, according to the NHC.
Once it interacts with Florida, either by landfall or skirting the coast, Isaias is forecast to move northeast, possibly strengthening more before passing near or over the Carolinas Monday into Tuesday.
Increasing wind shear is expected to cause a gradual decrease in intensity by Sunday and into early next week.
Tropical Depression 10
The NHC designated the low pressure system off the coast of Africa as Tropical Depression 10.
According to the NHC, there is a potential for the depression to become a short-lived tropical storm tonight.
If it does, it will be named Josephine.
After that time, the environment is forecast to become increasingly hostile as cooler waters and less-favorable conditions lie ahead.
As a result, weakening should begin Saturday and the system is forecast to become a remnant low Saturday night and dissipate shortly thereafter.
The westward-moving tropical wave located about 950 miles east of the Lesser Antilles may show some slow development while it moves over the western Atlantic early next week.
The NHC has increased its development chances to 30 percent during the five-day forecast.