Tropical Storm Isaias has officially become a Category 1 hurricane, blasting towards Florida a day earlier than expected to bring winds, heavy rain, and storm surges to Florida’s east coast.
Originally forecasted to arrive in Florida on Sunday, the new National Hurricane Center track sees storm weather impacts in south and eastern-central Florida by Friday evening, bringing full tropical storm conditions to the east coast by Saturday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible along portions of the Florida east coast beginning Saturday, and a Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect.
National Hurricane Center
As reported by Fox Meteorologist Jayme King, the hurricane is expected to briefly rev up to a Category 2 early Saturday morning before arriving in Florida as a Category 1 again.
Tropical storm warnings are currently in effect for Florida’s east coast, from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet, as well as Lake Okeechobee.
The NHC warns that continued tropical storm warnings may go into effect for other parts of Florida later in the day.