Hurricane Isaias has weakend to a tropical storm. However, it is still expected to re-strengthen to a hurricane over night as it exits The Bahamas. Hurricane warnings still remain in effect for The Northwest Bahamas. This includes the islands of Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Bimini and The Berry Islands including the neighboring cays.
A hurricane warning remains in effect for the entire northwest Bahamas. Boaters are still advised to remain in port, while The central Bahamas has been given the all clear. Residents are still reminded that there is a possibility of thunderstorm activity and localized flooding from rain bands of the storm.
At 5PM EDT, the center of Isaias near latitude 25.1 degrees north and longitude 78.7 degrees west or about 35 miles west of North Andros, 60 miles Southeast of Alice Town, Bimini, 85 miles West of New Providence and 95 miles south of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Maximized sustained winds have decreased to near 70 MPH with higher gusts. Some re-strengthening is forecasted, and Isaias is expected to regain hurricane strength tonight. Slow weakening is expected to begin Sunday night and continue through Monday.
SOURCE: Bahamas Meteorology