Hurricane Isaias Expected to Impact Delmarva on Tuesday

Hurricane Warnings have been issued along the Florida coast as Hurricane Isaias prepares to make landfall.

With winds sustained at 80 miles per hour, the Category 1 storm is currently forecasted to stratal the U.S. east coast.

The National Weather Service says the storm will produce dangerous storm surge along Florida’s east coast from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach where waters could rise 2 to 4 feet above ground level.

Hurricane Isaias has the potential to produce flash flooding further up the coast from the Carolinas into the Mid-Atlantic. “Minor river flooding is possible across portions of the Carolinas and Virginia early next week.”

As for Delmarva, the National Weather Service says additional watches and warnings are expected further up the coast by the end of the weekend as the risk of wind, heavy rainfall and storm surge impacts for our region continues to increase.

The storm is expected to move slow along the southeastern U.S. coastline before losing power but gaining speed. It’s expected to be located around the North Carolina Outer Banks on Tuesday morning.

Isaias is projected to be downgraded to a Tropical Storm by time it makes it to Delmarva during the day on Tuesday.

As of the latest National Weather Service advisory, the storm’s eye is likely to hit the Delmarva Peninsula before heading into the Northeastern U.S. by Wednesday.

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