Isaias Headed to Carolinas Monday-Tuesday as a Tropical Storm

There is some good news for property owners and vacationers as Isaias is not expected to be a monster hurricane for the Carolinas. Instead, he is currently battling shear and dry air as he inches closer to Florida. This will give him little time to strengthen by the time he gets to us.

A tropical storm will be most likely by the time he makes landfall somewhere between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington. The worst impacts are expected on the eastern flank of the storm, as with most tropical systems.

Low impacts (Some) include some localized flooding but nothing major, and some gusty winds but nothing too severe. Numerous impacts include power outages and trees and power lines down as well as more widespread flooding. Widespread impacts include tornadoes and 80 mph wind gusts, as well as widespread power outages and significant storm surge and flooding.

The latest advisory from the NHC include a hurricane weakening to a tropical storm which rides up most of the eastern seaboard.

cone graphic

However, this may be downgraded to a Tropical Storm and Depression at some point today (Saturday).

Stay with us as things may change.



Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!