ISAAC EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS…

Tropical Storm Isaac Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092018 500 AM AST Sun Sep 09 2018 …ISAAC EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…14.5N 38.1W ABOUT 1540 MI…2475 KM E OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1001 MB…29.56 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 38.1 West. Isaac is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h). A westward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- None. NEXT ADVISORY ————- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.