Tropical Storm Isaac continues towards Florida, Gulf Coast

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Tropical Storm Isaac is just southeast of Puerto Rico and continuing its path towards the central Gulf Coast of the United States.

The latest track on the storm released Friday morning still has the storm headed over the lower-western half of Florida by Monday and headed right into the gulf by Tuesday.

The storm is expected to pass over Cuba and Hispaniola on Sunday.

Live 5 Meteorologist Chad Watson said while the current track indicates nothing more than some rain and wind for the Lowcountry, there is still a chance it could turn back eastward once it makes it into the gulf, possibly bringing severe weather to the region.

The storm, which is somewhat disorganized at the center, currently has wind speeds around 40 miles per hour.  However, Watson said the latest satellite photos show a storm that has all the hallmarks of a storm starting to gets its act together.

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