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Tropical Storm Isaac 4PM advisory

Published 23rd August 2012, 4:31pm

The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida, is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Isaac. At 4 p.m. Tropical Storm Isaac was located near 16.0 N. 67.1 W. or about 180 miles south southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Isaac is moving towards the west northwest at 16 mph with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Minimum central pressure is 1003 MB. Storm force winds extend outwards up to 140 miles. Strengthening is forecast and Isaac could to become a hurricane on Friday.

Tropical Storm Isaac does not pose an imminent threat to the Cayman Islands. On the current forecast track, the Cayman Islands may experience rough seas on Saturday and Sunday and it is anticipated that a small craft warning will be in effect. Also, northeast winds of 15 to 20 knot winds are forecast for Saturday and northerly winds of 15 to 20 knots on Sunday. Heavy rainfall is anticipated on Sunday and this could lead to flooding of low lying areas.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC. ALL RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY TUNED TO THE LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LASTEST INFORMATION AND MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.