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Last advisory issued for Isaias as it moves over Quebec. Other than 94L (which looks like it won't develop) Atlantic is quiet for a bit.
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 3 (Isaias) , Major: 666 (Michael) Florida - Any: 666 (Michael) Major: 666 (Michael)
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#1010304 (Received by flhurricane at: 10:53 AM 30.Jul.2020)

Tropical Storm Isaias Discussion Number 9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092020
1100 AM AST Thu Jul 30 2020

The satellite presentation of Isaias has improved over the past 24
hours with a concentrated area of deep convection occurring near
and to the northeast of the low-level center. Radar imagery from
Puerto Rico has shown a mid-level circulation that moved over the
Mona passage and is now along the northern coast of Hispaniola.
Surface observations and data from an Air Force Reserve
reconnaissance aircraft, however, continue to place the center near
the southeastern coast of Hispaniola. It is possible that a new
center will re-form along the northern coast of Hispaniola as the
system interacts with high terrain of that island later today or
tonight. The initial intensity remains 50 kt, and is based on the
earlier Doppler radar data and observations along the southern coast
of Puerto Rico.

Isaias is moving northwestward or 310/16 kt. A high pressure ridge
over the western Atlantic should steer Isaias on a west-
northwestward to northwestward heading over the next couple of days,
but the likelihood of a center re-formation during the next 12-18
hours means that some adjustments to the track and motion are
possible. By late Friday, a mid-latitude trough moving into the
east-central United States is expected to weaken the western portion
of the ridge. This pattern should cause the cyclone to turn
northwestward to north-northwestward on Saturday when it is near
the northwestern Bahamas and South Florida. As the trough slides
eastward over the United States, this should steer Isaias northward
and northeastward early next week. Although the bulk of the track
guidance agrees on this overall scenario, the confidence in the
track forecast remains lower than usual due to the expected land
interaction and possible center reformation in the short term. The
new NHC track forecast is a blend of the HFIP corrected consensus
and the TCVA multi-model consensus, and is similar to the previous

The intensity forecast remains challenging. The structure of the
storm is likely to be disrupted by its passage near or over
Hispaniola today, and some weakening is likely. Once the system
moves away from the Greater Antilles gradual strengthening is
anticipated. The global models and the SHIPS guidance suggest that
Isaias will encounter an area of moderate southwesterly shear over
the weekend, and the NHC intensity forecast is again leveled off at
that time. There are models that continue to suggest Isaias could
become a hurricane when it is near the U.S., but given the continued
uncertainty, the NHC intensity forecast remains near the intensity

Key Messages:

1. Isaias will produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening
flash flooding and mudslides across Puerto Rico, the Dominican
Republic, northern Haiti, the Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas.
Heavy rains associated with Isaias may begin to affect South Florida
Saturday morning, potentially resulting in isolated flash and urban

2. Tropical storm conditions will continue across portions of the
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through early afternoon and will
spread across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, the Turks
and Caicos and the Bahamas later today through Friday, and Tropical
Storm Warnings are in effect for these areas. Do not focus on the
details of the track forecast, as rainfall and wind hazards will
extend far from the center of the system.

3. There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm
surge along portions of the U.S. east coast beginning this weekend
in Florida and spreading northward to the Carolinas and southern
mid-Atlantic states early next week. Due to Isaias interacting with
Hispaniola, the details of the track and intensity forecast remain
uncertain and it is too soon to determine the magnitude and location
of these potential impacts. Interests in these areas should monitor
the progress of Isaias and updates to the forecast. Tropical storm
or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of South Florida
later today.


INIT 30/1500Z 18.1N 68.9W 50 KT 60 MPH
12H 31/0000Z 19.7N 71.4W 45 KT 50 MPH...INLAND
24H 31/1200Z 21.4N 74.2W 50 KT 60 MPH...OVER WATER
36H 01/0000Z 23.0N 76.5W 55 KT 65 MPH
48H 01/1200Z 24.6N 78.2W 60 KT 70 MPH
60H 02/0000Z 26.2N 79.4W 60 KT 70 MPH
72H 02/1200Z 28.0N 79.9W 60 KT 70 MPH
96H 03/1200Z 31.5N 79.1W 60 KT 70 MPH
120H 04/1200Z 37.5N 73.5W 60 KT 70 MPH

Forecaster Brown