Named Storm Isaias strengthened to Hurricane Category 1 strength over night.
This dangerous storm is forecast to track over most of the Bahamas on Saturday, August 01 and affect the entire east coast of Florida, from the Keys northward late Saturday into early Sunday, August 02, then coastal Georgia, the Carolinas, mid Atlantic states and coastal New England Monday through Tuesday. Persons from Marathon Key, Florida, to the Maritime Provinces of Canada should be monitoring this Hurricane carefully. Follow any coastal evacuation orders issued by Emergency Management officials and be prepared. Persons in these coastal areas can expect strong Hurricane force winds, high surf, coastal flooding due to heavy rain, beach erosion, rip currents, power outages and the possibility of some tornadoes.
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Tropical Storm Research Center, Gulf Shores, Alabama.