The Latest: Hurricane Isaac moves into Salisbury
By LISA KLEINER The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Isaac has moved into Salinas, California, and is moving eastward into Florida, with hurricane warnings issued for coastal areas along the Gulf Coast.
A hurricane watch for southern Florida was issued Friday afternoon for the Florida Keys, Palm Beach County and Naples.
It also applies to coastal counties in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The Associated Press reported the hurricane watch also applies for much of the Atlantic coast from Miami to the Cape Cod Bay.
The National Weather Service in Miami said Isaac’s eye will move into Florida by Saturday night.
A tropical storm watch for the state of Florida was also issued Friday.
The NWS expects Isaac to become a tropical storm around 3 a.m.
Saturday in the Florida Gulf Coast and make landfall with sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) by Monday morning.
A new hurricane watch was issued for southern Virginia and parts of the Carolinas from the NWS office in Richmond, Virginia.
The new tropical storm will be headed towards Virginia, with sustained wind speeds of 60 mph (110 kph).
The NWS has also issued a tropical depression watch for parts of central Virginia from Norfolk to Richmond.
A tropical storm is a Category 3 hurricane or greater that’s moving towards the North Atlantic.
Isaac is expected to become an intense hurricane around 1 p.m., with maximum sustained winds exceeding 100 mph (220 kph), according to the NWP.
The storm has been moving into the southern Bahamas with maximum winds of 85 mph (140 kph)!
A tropical depression warning has been issued for parts, including the Bahamas and southern Cuba.
The Bahamas is still receiving updates as the hurricane continues to move into the country.
The Hurricane Isaac advisory has been updated.
Watch the National Weather service at nws.gov.