MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Isaias has weakened to tropical storm strength as it encountered wind shear and dry air. It’s max winds are now at 70 mph.
TS Isaias is continuing on its NW course, but is expected to slow down even more within the next 36 hours to between 6 and 8 kt. The storm has become very lopsided in nature as the dry air has filtered in from the southeast. This has pushed most of the activity to the part of the storm.
Isaias is expected to regain strength to a hurricane by tonight as it moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. More models are now favoring a possible landfall along the east-central Florida Coast in 24 hours.
TS Isaias is expected to weaken again Monday as it hits more wind shear and interacts with land.
There will be no impact to the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Depression 10 is expected to dissipate into a remnant low tonight and is very poorly organized. Another invest we are watching 500 miles east of the Leeward Islands has a 30% chance of development within 2 days and 60% within 5 days. The conditions with be favorable for development in the next couple days but it is expected to move NW and then N over the Western Atlantic and poses no threat to the Gulf Coast currentlt.