TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Storm Isaias regained strength to become a hurricane again before reaching the Carolinas on Monday night, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
The storm, which lashed Florida’s east coast with heavy rains Sunday, made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina around 11:10 p.m. The update shows Isaias is now at 85 mph winds and is moving north-northeast at 22 mph.
The storm is expected to move inland over eastern North Carolina around 1 a.m. then move across eastern North Carolina for the rest of the night.
The center will move along the coast of mid-Atlantic states on Tuesday into the northeastern United States by Tuesday night.
Below are the current watches and warnings in place:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:
- South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Fear North Carolina
- Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
- Oregon Inlet North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:
- Cape Fear to Oregon Inlet North Carolina
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- South Santee River South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- North of Surf City North Carolina to Stonington Maine
- Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
- Chesapeake Bay
- Tidal Potomac River
- Delaware Bay
- Long Island and Long Island Sound
- Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island
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