Isaac to Threaten Southeastern United States

This is the projected path of Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to become a hurricane as early as tonight. Weather map courtesy of The Weather Channel.

If you are planning to travel to or be in the southeastern United States within the next few days, you may want to consider changing your plans as Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to impact the Florida peninsula as early as today, with storm surges as high as seven feet from north of Miami all the way around to the Tampa Bay area. The storm is expected to intensify enough to possibly become a hurricane by later tonight, and by tomorrow it is expected to continue strengthening with sustained winds of up to 100 miles per hour — strong enough for it to be classified as a category two hurricane.

A hurricane warning has just been issued for the Florida Keys, meaning that residents will most likely experience hurricane conditions within the next 36 hours, including heavy rain, intense winds, storm surge, and possible flooding.

At this time, forecasts currently call for the landfall of Isaac to occur sometime Wednesday morning, August 29, 2012 anywhere from Louisiana to Florida, affecting cities such as New Orleans, Biloxi, Mobile and Pensacola. Remnants of the storm could possibly affect cities such as Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville, Birmingham, Memphis, Jackson, Louisville and Montgomery.

With sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, Isaac is currently classified as a tropical storm moving northwest at approximately 17 miles per hour.

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