Hurricane Isaias Heads Toward Bahamas and Florida

By Amir Vera.

The Bahamas and eastern Florida are bracing for hurricane conditions this weekend as Hurricane Isaias barrels through the Caribbean and into the southeastern US.

The center of Isaias was moving over the central Bahamas Friday night. It will move near the northwestern part of the island nation Saturday and is expected to track near the east coast of Florida’s peninsula Saturday afternoon and Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Water levels in the Bahamas may rise 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels because of Isaias, the NHC said. Parts of Florida — Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Beach and North Miami Beach — could see water levels reaching up to 4 feet above ground.
Isaias, which has 80 mph winds, could also drop up to 8 inches of rain on the Bahamas and up to 6 inches of rain on Florida, the NHC said. As the storm moves up the Atlantic coast of the US, the eastern Carolinas and parts of Virginia are expected to see minor river flooding.