Aug 26, 2012; 10:00 AM ET
Isaac is already beginning to impact South Florida with bands of rain and tropical storm-force wind gusts. Conditions will continue to deteriorate as today progresses and Isaac approaches the Florida Keys.
Tropical Storm Isaac is located about 80 miles southeast of Key West, Fla., with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, according to the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
11:01 a.m. EDT: Highest wind gust from Isaac so far reported across Florida is 60 mph at Pompano Beach, Fla.
10:58 a.m. EDT: Isaac is currently located about 80 miles southeast of Key West, Fla., with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Tropical storm-force winds extend 205 miles away from Isaac’s center.
10:55 a.m. EDT: Center of Tropical Storm Isaac can now be seen on the local radar from Key West, Fla. Look north of Cuba and southeast of Key West.
10:37 a.m. EDT: In this video report, Expert Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno discusses the potential impacts of Isaac on the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
10:28 a.m. EDT: Sustained tropical storm-force winds of 41 mph registered at Port Everglades, Fla., with a gust to 55 mph.
10:25 a.m. EDT: Miami’s Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport has picked up 1.48 inches of rain in the last 12 hours.
10:10 a.m. EDT: Updated track map from the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center. Isaac still expected to cross the Florida Keys later today as a strengthening tropical storm, then will target places around Mobile Bay, Ala., Tuesday night.
10:00 a.m. EDT: The center of Tropical Storm Isaac is located about 110 miles east-southeast of Key West, Fla., or about 122 miles south of Miami, Fla.
9:43 a.m. EDT: A wind gust of 53 mph was reported at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
9:40 a.m. EDT: AccuWeather.com meteorologists just finished discussing the progress of Isaac and have decided to shift our forecast track map a bit to the west. Tuesday night’s landfall is now projected to be around Mobile Bay, Ala., but all residents from New Orleans, La., to Panama City, Fla., should be preparing for Isaac’s eventual arrival.
9:37 a.m. EDT: The peak wind gust in the past 12 hours across Florida was 54 mph, recorded shortly before 8 a.m. EDT at Pompano Beach.
9:11 a.m. EDT: Wind gusts to 40 mph whipped through Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., as a band of rain spiraled through.
9:10 a.m. EDT: In this video report, AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno details Isaac’s impacts to Florida.
8:30 a.m. EDT: Tornado watch issued for all of South Florida and the Florida Keys until 5:00 p.m. EDT this afternoon. The twisting motion in the atmosphere created when tropical systems interact with land typically lead to isolated tornadoes.