Isaac 3B for Monroe County TDC e-Alert Subscribers
Tropical Storm Isaac, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 a.m. advisory now has sustained winds near the center at 50 mph. It is moving to the west at about 15 mph. According to the NHC latest track, the center of the storm should be over or near the Lower Keys late Sunday evening as a strong tropical storm.
Tropical storm-force winds are likely to begin affecting the Upper Keys Sunday morning, according to Chip Kasper, a forecaster at the Key West National Weather Service office.
A decision regarding visitor evacuations for the Keys is expected to be made later today, according to Irene Toner, director of Monroe County Emergency Management.
A full advisory is to be issued after that decision is made.