Hurricane hunter to fly through Tropical Depression Isaac

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Tropical Storm Isaac has 45 miles per hour winds and is tracking west.

Winds will likely diminish over land, but the storm's path, which now looks set to make landfall near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, will still take it as far west and south as the Georgia border, the analytics firm predicted.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... Moving west at around 21mph, the storm is expected to continue on that track for the next few days before it comes into the central Caribbean Sea at the weekend. Given its expected slow speed once it rolls ashore, they warned the heavy rain and storm could spread across a wide area.

Subtropical Storm Joyce could transition to a tropical storm in the next day or two over the Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

Four named tropical systems were spinning in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

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As of Tuesday, about 1.7 million people in North and SC and in Virginia have been urged to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents.

Sea conditions around Barbados are forecast to deteriorate later today and will continue into Thursday with swells expected to peak near 3.5 metres in open water.

The National Hurricane Center said up to 3 inches of rain could fall in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

"Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 miles per hour quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in exposure". Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves. Coastal Flooding: Outside the Storm Surge Watch area, minor coastal flooding could occur around the time of each high tide Thursday and Friday.

Meanwhile, Caribbean Airlines has announced that due to Tropical Storm Isaac flights BW 434 BW 435 Port-of-Spain to St. Lucia will be affected and passengers are advised to contact its reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service.

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