6:00 AM | ****Hurricane “Isaias” to significantly impact the Bahamas and southern/eastern Florida as it likely moves to a position just off Florida’s east coast this weekend**** — Perspecta Weather

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6-Day forecast for Cape Canaveral, Florida

Today

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, balmy, muggy, lows in the upper 70’s

Saturday

Increasing clouds and increasingly windy, very warm, humid, occasional showers and thunderstorms, some of the rain can be heavy at times, near 90 degrees for afternoon highs

Saturday Night

Tropical storm conditions with some heavy rainfall and strong winds, upper 70’s for late night lows

Sunday

Tropical storm conditions possible with some heavy rainfall and strong winds, upper 80’s

Monday

Mainly cloudy skies, very humid, chance of showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Tuesday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance of showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Wednesday

Partly sunny, very warm, humid, chance of showers and thunderstorms, near 90 degrees

Discussion

“Isaias” has intensified into a category 1 hurricane in the overnight hours and continues to head on a northwesterly track that will move it over the Bahama Islands during the next 12-24 hours and then likely to a position just off the east coast of Florida. As a result, heavy rain and strong winds will arrive in the southern and eastern parts of Florida by early tomorrow and continues into Sunday. There remains the possibility that the core of the hurricane could impact the barrier islands and immediate coastal areas, with hurricane force gusts and damaging wind potential. As the hurricane pushes over the very warm waters of the Gulf Stream, it could intensify into category 2 status before it makes its closest approach to Florida’s east coast and there is even an outside chance at reaching “major” hurricane status (i.e., category 3). After that, “Isaias” is likely to push towards the Carolina coastline – probably still as a hurricane – and then it could take a ride up along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US coastlines early next week. Stay tuned for updates later today and continue with preparations along the east coast of Florida for significant rain and strong winds.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian
Perspecta, Inc.
perspectaweather.com


Paul Dorian

2020-07-31 06:00:00

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