Hurricane Isaias’ track moves west slightly, winds at 75 mph

Tracking the Tropics

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Hurricane Isaias is forecast to keep its hurricane status for the next several days despite its winds being measured at 75 mph Friday morning the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update said.

The latest forecast track, released at 11 a.m., moved west slightly – leaving the entire CBS 17 viewing area in the cone of uncertainty.

Isaias would reach North Carolina late Monday morning into the afternoon.

Isaias strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday night with sustained winds of 80 mph.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, the storm has slowed in its pace toward the U.S. – now moving at 16 mph as it located 245 miles southeast of Nassau.

A hurricane watch is now in effect for parts of the Florida coast – from north of Deerfield Beach northward to the Volusia-Brevard County Line.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.

This story will be updated.

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