The center of Tropical Storm Isaac is currently about 95 miles ESE of Guadeloupe. It's centered at 15.8N 60.2W, maximum sustained winds are at 45 mph, and it's present movement is Westerly at 21 mph.
It should track through the Leeward Islands this evening, pass near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tomorrow and approach the Dominican Republic tomorrow night into Friday. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Isaac is set to reach hurricane status tomorrow. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles. Total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible over the northern Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands. Tropical rainbands may produce 1 to 3 inches with maximum amounts of 6 inches are possible over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Total rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with maximum amounts of 20 inches are possible over Hispaniola. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.
A northward turn in the direction of the U.S. is possible early next week. Stay tuned into the forecast.
Tropical Depression #10 has formed in the Atlantic about 860 miles WSW of the Cape Verde Islands. It's located 12.4N 36.3W, it's moving WNW at 16mph, maximum sustained winds are at 35mph. Current models show it could miss the Caribbean islands to the north. If this becomes a Tropical Storm it would be named Joyce. We'll keep you posted.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster