Tropical Storm Isaac and Tropical Depression Joyce

At 500 AM EDT the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located about 165 miles south of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic or about 230 miles southeast of Port Au Prince Haiti. Movement was toward the west near 15 MPH. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected later today followed by a turn toward the northwest tonight.

On the forecast track the center of Isaac will move near or over Hispaniola today and move near or over southeastern Cuba on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds were near 45 MPH with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast while the center remains over water.

At 500 AM AST the center of Tropical Depression Joyce was located about 1110 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Movement was toward the northwest near 14 MPH. A motion in this direction at a faster forward speed is expected during the next two days. Maximum sustained winds were near 35 MPH with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.


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