Dry air and wind shear gave Isaias a beating Saturday afternoon, and the weakened storm entered Florida’s coastal waters as a tropical storm with a new, westerly path that could bring it ashore this weekend.
The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaias, inching toward the coast Saturday afternoon at only 10 mph, would have enough time over warm ocean water to re-strengthen into a hurricane before a potential landfall on Sunday.
The latest track still kept the odds of serious damage in Miami-Dade or Broward low, although the closer path upped the odds either county could see tropical-storm-force winds.
There was also still a good chance a “significant number” of Florida Power and Light customers could lose power during the storm, the company said Saturday. Coronavirus complications could delay restoration efforts.
But to the north, the rest of the state’s coastline remained in the cone and at risk for potential landfall