CBS4 meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez has the latest on Hurricane Isaias.
LISSETTE GONZALEZ: Good morning, South Florida. Tracking Hurricane Isaias, which is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds, not only to the Bahamas, but also to Cuba, where they could see anywhere from one to two inches of rain. And in the Bahamas, we're talking the potential for to eight inches of rain.
So unfortunately flash flooding could lead to some mudslides and also damaging gusty winds impacting these islands. As we head throughout the day today, hurricane conditions will likely continue. Here's the latest 8:00 AM advisory. And of course, the next big update and that new forecast cone will be issued as of 11:00 AM.
And we'll have that for you right here on CBS 4 and CBSMiami.com. But looking at the 8:00 AM advisory, Hurricane Isaias is still a category 1, hurricane max sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. And located 20 miles east of Andrews Islands in the Bahamas, moving Northwest a little slower than yesterday.
About 12 miles an hour. And it is expected to continue moving in that general direction. Now, we still have tropical storm warnings in place for Miami-Dade and Broward County, a tropical storm watch for inland and southern Miami-Dade County, as well as a hurricane watch in place for coastal Broward County.
And then Palm Beach County and areas north of there dealing with a hurricane warning. Hurricane warnings of course continuing for the Bahamas. And hopefully everyone's hunkered down there, and staying inside, which we should be doing later on today, because we're going to also see the potential for tropical storm conditions.
Although the worst of the weather typically is on the east side, or the dirty side, if you will. We are going to see impacts here in South Florida. And we'll see rain bands and gusty squalls as we head throughout the day, likely because of the proximity of where the center of Isaias is expected to be, just offshore, just to our east, is where that eye will likely be.
As we look at that forecast cone from the National Hurricane Center in the threat area, that includes the areas shaded in red, where hurricane conditions will be likely. And the yellow, which is a large swath of area includes more tropical storm conditions will be likely.
So as we head in throughout the day, because it slowed down. It will likely be a little later, possibly the afternoon especially into the evening. And tonight, when we'll start to see our weather conditions deteriorate. And we'll see those winds picking up, and those squalls moving in.
We've already had some rain bands. And then it looks like Isaias will continue moving north-northwest. Could be close to Palm Beach County, just offshore here as we head into late tonight overnight. And then maybe near or east of Fort Pierce. As we head into tomorrow afternoon, east of Melbourne, and just riding up northeast coast of Florida.
And then possibly impacting, and likely impacting the southeast coast of the US, and the Atlantic seaboard really everyone needing to keep a close eye on Isaias, because it will likely move towards the northeast newland areas, as we head into early to middle next week. So this is a long-duration event for the entire East Coast of the US.
But for us locally, in terms of impacts, what can you expect? The wind. That is our biggest concern, as we head into the afternoon especially tonight and overnight. So peak winds, 25 to 45 miles an hour. Gusts to 60 miles an hour, rainfall two to four inches for Broward County.
Possibly one to three inches for Miami-Dade County, although that may be overdoing it because we're expecting more in the way of wind than rainfall. But storm surge is a concern, one to three feet above ground level for places from Miami Beach up through Jupiter Inlet. So yeah, now is the time.
It's pretty quiet out there, except for some fast moving showers. If you need to take care of any final preparations, we could see power, outages because of the strong winds. So make sure you check on your flashlights and your batteries, you know where everything is.
And also because of the wind, security loose objects or bring them in, if you just feel like they may fly away. I know we brought in our pool floats, and things like that from outside, just to be on the safe side. And as for now, shelter's really not necessary. Because we're not anticipating hurricane force winds. But if you feel more comfortable, northern Broward County would probably be the place to do it, and on the north and west side of your home.