All eyes on expected formation of Tropical Storm Isaias

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Staff reports

The National Hurricane Center this morning provided the latest update on Invest 92L, a low-pressure system located about 500 miles east of the Windward Islands which is producing near tropical-storm force winds . Per NHC, there is a high chance of tropical cyclone formation within the next 48 hours, and an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system this afternoon.

Graphic by South Florida Water Management District

According to NHC, a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form during the next couple of days, and the system is expected to move west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…80 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.