Posted: Aug 25, 2012 10:15 AM by Dave Baker
Updated: Aug 25, 2012 3:21 PM
Tropical Storm Isaac drifted across the southwestern peninsula of Haiti overnight and now is clipping the eastern portion of Cuba. The winds had peaked near 70mph before the Haiti strike, and has since dropped to 60mph.
As Isaac moves off of the northern coast of Cuba it will pull northwestward toward the Florida Keys and then into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to strengthen into a Hurricane by Sunday night after it passes Key West, Florida. Once it's in the open water, it has the potential of strengthening into a Category 2 hurricane before landfall along the northern Gulf coast. The current forecast keeps Isaac on a path somewhere along the Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida Gulf Coast anywhere from Gulfport, MS to Mexico Beach, Florida.