|Wednesday morning NOAA image of Isaac (center) along with the next potential storm (lower right). South Florida and Cuba are on the upper left side of the image.|
Meanwhile Tropical Storm Isaac developed late Tuesday as expected and it now moving towards the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico at about 18mph. Warnings have been raised across the Leeward & Windward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Haiti and the Dominican. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are saying the storm is becoming better organized and could be a hurricane within 24 hours. The 3 to 5 day forecast has Isaac approaching extreme south Florida by the pre-dawn hours of Monday morning. This is very far out for any forecast let alone a tropical one, so lots can change. In any event Isaac is poised to be a weather maker for the eastern coast of the US and possibly Canada down the road as we head towards the first anniversary of Hurricane Irene.