Tropical Storm Isaias and The Islands of The Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is closely tracking the progress of Tropical Storm Isaias, which is moving toward the northwest and is expected to near the Southeast Bahamas as early as this evening. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and approach the Northwest Bahamas or Southern Florida by Saturday.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Central and Southeastern Bahamas including Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana, the Ragged Islands, Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador. This means conditions such as strong winds and heavy rainfall are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
Additionally, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Northwestern Bahamas, which includes Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, The Abacos, Berry Islands, Grand Bahamas Island, and Bimini. Tropical storm conditions are possible within this area within 48 hours.
The Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and cays, spread over 100,000 square miles; there could be a tropical storm or hurricane warning for parts of the country while other parts remain unaffected.