MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The ragged eye of Hurricane Isaias is close to jap Andros Island and the storm anticipated to method the southeast coast of Florida late Saturday into Sunday.

At eight a.m. Saturday, the middle of the storm was 50 miles south of Nassau, Bahamas.

It was transferring to the northwest at 12 mph with sustained winds of 85 mph. Hurricane-force winds prolong outward as much as 35 miles from the middle and tropical-storm-force winds prolong outward as much as 175 miles.

A basic northwestward movement with some lower in ahead velocity is anticipated for the following day or so, adopted by a flip towards the north-northwest by late Sunday.

On the forecast monitor, the middle of Isaias will transfer close to or over Andros Island within the Northwestern Bahamas Saturday morning and proceed to maneuver close to or over the remainder of Northwestern Bahamas on Saturday, and transfer close to the east coast of the Florida peninsula Saturday night time via Sunday.

Little change in energy is anticipated via Sunday, and Isaias is forecast to stay a hurricane throughout this time.

A Hurricane Warning is in impact for:

  • Boca Raton to the Volusia/Flagler County Line
  • Northwestern Bahamas

A Hurricane Watch is in impact for:

  • Hallandale Seashore to south of Boca Raton

A Storm Surge Watch is in impact for:

  • Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra Seashore

A Tropical Storm Warning is in impact for:

  • North of Ocean Reef to south of Boca Raton
  • Lake Okeechobee

A Tropical Storm Watch is in impact for:

  • Volusia/Flagler County Line to Ponte Vedra Seashore


Hurricane situations will proceed to unfold over the Northwestern Bahamas on Satuday.

Hurricane situations are anticipated to succeed in the coast inside the hurricane warning space in Florida Saturday night time and can unfold northward via Sunday. Winds are anticipated to first attain tropical storm energy on Saturday, making exterior preparations troublesome or harmful. Tropical storm situations are anticipated inside the tropical storm warning space, and are attainable inside the watch space, over southern Florida by Saturday afternoon or night.

South Florida into east-Central Florida might see 2 to four inches of rain with remoted most totals of 6 inches.