Tropical Storm Isaias moving towards Sebastian, Florida

Tropical Storm Isaias path.
Tropical Storm Isaias path.

Tropical Storm Isaias lost strength overnight and has been downgraded from a hurricane. The storm is not expected to re-strengthen as it moves past Sebastian later today.

“Since Isaias has not shown any signs of re-organizing overnight, it appears that the window of opportunity for it to re-strengthen is closing,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Isaias is about 40 miles from West Palm Beach moving at 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

The hurricane warnings for Indian River County and Brevard County have been discontinued. However, we are still under a tropical storm warning.

“Later in the period, gradual weakening should occur as the storm moves northward along the east coast of the United States,” the NHC said.

In Sebastian, we can expect winds of 45-65 mph with possible gusts to 75 mph. Isaias is still a dangerous storm because of the wind speeds. There will be periods of heavy rain and potential flooding in our area.

Tropical Storm Isaias will be passing Sebastian at around 12:00 p.m. as it makes landfall south of us in Florida.

Sebastian Daily will have another update in a couple of hours. Stay indoors and be safe until Isaias passes.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.