On Friday morning, the storm was swirling around Turks & Caicos and it was raining heavily in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center said floods and landslides are possible across the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, Turks and Caicos and Bahamas.
The hurricane is currently moving north-west at 17 mph with a maximum sustained wind of 80 mph and gusts up to 100 mph. The storm is expected to wash the coasts of Florida and Georgia this weekend. Isaias can wash the Carolina coast on Mondays and Tuesdays.
At 5 a.m., the storm was 15 miles south-southwest of Inagua Island. On Thursday, more than 400,000 customers in Puerto Rico lost power, according to ABC News. Some were trapped in the flood.
While this road is still a long way off and could change drastically, at this time it looks like Isaias will at least bring rain to parts of North Carolina next week.
However, the coast is already seeing the effects of Isaiah as a high risk current enters into force starting Friday that stretches from Hatteras to Beach Beach. The heightened threat will continue over the weekend as the storm continues to move north.
At midnight, the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane warnings for central and southeastern Bahamas.
Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach said Isaiah is the ninth earliest Atlantic named storm. The previous record was Irene on August 7, 2005.
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Isaiah center is expected to move over Hispaniola late Thursday. When tropical systems move over the Hispaniola mountainous region, they are often difficult to predict. The route and course of the storms are likely to change over the coming days.
The storm of storm uncertainty engulfs North Carolina. Current forecasts say the storm will reach our shores Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Stay with the ABC11 First Alliance team as they monitor this storm and any threat it may bring to North Carolina.
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