Tropical Storm Isaac is now located over the eastern Caribbean Sea and is forecast to move south of Jamaica on Sunday, as a tropical depression, producing significant rainfall activity across the island through to early next week.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's student paper, The Daily Tar Heel, reported that class has been canceled and students have been encouraged to leave the Chapel Hill area before the storm hits.
N.H.C. said at 5:00 p.m. that the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.9 North, longitude 63.2 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days. The hurricane center downgraded Florence to a tropical storm later in the day.
Computer models are in general agreement that Subtropical Storm Joyce will move northeasterly across the Atlantic towards Europe.
The GOES-East weather satellite, which keeps a constant eye on the East Coast and the Atlantic, has captured some breathtaking images of Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene approaching the Americas (in that order).
The public is encouraged to continue monitoring the Met Office via its social media accounts and website at www.metoffice.gov.tt for updates.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 miles per hour or 75 km/h.
Hurricane Isaac, we hardly knew ye.
And the storm is heading straight for the United Kingdom, with landfall expected early next week.
Swells generated by Florence could cause risky rip currents and coastal flooding Saturday in areas including coastal DE and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said.
While a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis, at Pond Hill, Nevis, forecaster Harry W. Hallstrom said, "Isaac is getting ripped apart with wind shear". Isaac also has the potential to bring 1-2 inches of rain to portions of St. Croix.
The Portuguese weather service said that wind gusts of up to 74 mph are possible by the weekend in the Azores, an island chain about 850 miles west of Portugal.