Isaac winds slow to 45 miles per hour, heavy rain, high surf expected

Joyce Moving West-Southwestward

Joyce Moving West-Southwestward

At 11 a.m., the center of the system was about 190 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed between the Caribbean island nations of Dominica and Martinique late Wednesday and early Thursday, is now moving nearly due west across the eastern Caribbean Sea.

The storm has become less organised.

Mapp, who spoke with the National Weather Service and Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency officials again this morning, said two to four inches of rain are expected on St. Croix beginning Thursday evening.

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"The storm is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts up [to] 8 inches across Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe", the U.S. National Hurricane Center advised Wednesday.

The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.

Meanwhile, what could be the world's most unsafe storm at the moment is Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which now has winds of 165 miles per hour (with 200 miles per hour gusts) and is taking aim on the Philippines, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center.

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This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

As of Thursday, Tropical Storm Isaac was tracking west its way to Jamaica, Tropical Storm Helene has sustained winds of 65 miles per hour over the middle of the Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Joyce is just north of that, Hurricane Florence is hitting the U.S. East Coast, and the National Hurricane Center is watching over a fifth storm over the Gulf of Mexico.

"It's possible that the west coast of Wales and Cornwall could get some winds as well, but we will get a clearer picture of what to expect very soon". When Isaac reaches the west-central Caribbean Sea in a couple of days, the shear may relax somewhat and the global models suggest that there will be an increase in mid-level moisture.

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