CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Isaias turned into a hurricane late last night. The storm will move through the Bahamas into Saturday before it is expected to take a more northerly track towards the eastern coast of Florida. We will most likely see impacts from the storm on Monday, or late Sunday night at the earliest. At the moment, impacts will include: stretches of heavy rain, gusty wind, and some flooding or erosion. The storm is forecast to weaken to a high end tropical storm with 70 mph winds. It is important to note that the track has changed quite a bit in the past day and it will continue to do so through the weekend. Have your hurricane plan ready to go, but the good news is that the storm is forecast to remain off of our coast as it approaches. We’ll update you throughout the weekend as it moves closer to us.
Meanwhile, at home, rip current risk is high this weekend, so it’s best to stay out of the water if you’re heading to the beach. The heat will feel intense this weekend with highs in the 90′s and heat index levels ranging from 100-105. We have the slight chance of a storm or shower each afternoon before some heavier rain arrives on Monday.
SATURDAY: Hot and humid, HIGH: 94.
SUNDAY: PM clouds, hot, HIGH: 91.
MONDAY: Not as hot, rain likely, watching Isaias, HIGH: 88.
TUESDAY: Chance of storms, HIGH: 93.
WEDNESDAY: Hot with the chance of storms, HIGH: 92.