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Forecaster: Isaac could later be a Cat 2 hurricane

 The interior of a home is filled with floodwater brought by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Is...
 A man stands next to his bed after Tropical Storm Isaac destroyed his home and others at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in...
 A man carries a child as residents leave an area flooded by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Is...
 In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, a woman swims through flood waters in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaa...
 A boy tries to take cover from the cold behind an appliance sitting higher than the floodwaters triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, ...
 In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, residents leave their flooded homes in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isa...
 A man carrying a bottle in his mouth slips as he wades through a flooded street, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturda...
 A voodoo cross in honor of the Baron Samedi stands in floodwaters, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, at a place of worship in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,...
 A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 201...
 A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, ...
 Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaa...
 The southernmost point marker is covered in plastic sheeting in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, Sat...
 Cheri Senecal walks with a bag of personal items to a shelter in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 as she prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac, Sa...
 Shira Edllan Gervasi, of Israel, puts her name on plywood protecting a storefront in Key West, Fla., in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac on Satur...
 Richie Moretti, left, and Bette Zirkelback release a kemps ridley turtle into an indoor tank in Marathon, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 . The turtles...
 Yoni Haim, left, and Jessica Yeshalek board their storefront as they prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Isaac's winds are exp...
 Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, Saturday, Aug. 25,...

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The interior of a home is filled with floodwater brought by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Is...

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A man stands next to his bed after Tropical Storm Isaac destroyed his home and others at a camp set up for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in...

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A man carries a child as residents leave an area flooded by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Is...

Haiti Tropical Weather

In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, a woman swims through flood waters in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaa...

APTOPIX Haiti Tropical Weather

A boy tries to take cover from the cold behind an appliance sitting higher than the floodwaters triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, ...

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In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, residents leave their flooded homes in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isa...

APTOPIX Haiti Tropical Weather

A man carrying a bottle in his mouth slips as he wades through a flooded street, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturda...

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A voodoo cross in honor of the Baron Samedi stands in floodwaters, triggered by Tropical Storm Isaac, at a place of worship in Port-au-Prince, Haiti,...

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A man stands on a post with a stop sign as waves pass the seawall during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 201...

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A home that was built twice within the last two years is left in ruins during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac near the seawall in Baracoa, Cuba, ...

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Men stand behind the seawall as waves brought by Tropical Storm Isaac splash over them in Baracoa, Cuba, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaa...

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The southernmost point marker is covered in plastic sheeting in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, Sat...

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Cheri Senecal walks with a bag of personal items to a shelter in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 as she prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac, Sa...

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Shira Edllan Gervasi, of Israel, puts her name on plywood protecting a storefront in Key West, Fla., in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac on Satur...

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Richie Moretti, left, and Bette Zirkelback release a kemps ridley turtle into an indoor tank in Marathon, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 . The turtles...

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Yoni Haim, left, and Jessica Yeshalek board their storefront as they prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Isaac's winds are exp...

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Oren Eshel boards a storefront on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, Saturday, Aug. 25,...

A meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected at or near hurricane-strength once it reaches the Florida Keys later Sunday, could become a category 2 hurricane in coming days as it takes eventual aim at the northern Gulf Coast.
Meteorologist Jessica Schauer says the center is currently forecasting Isaac would make landfall late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning somewhere on the northern Gulf Coast. A category 2 hurricane has winds of 96-110 mph (154-177 kph), but Schauer cautions forecasts that far out in time are subject to greater uncertainty.
Earlier Sunday, the center issued a hurricane watch from the mouth of the Mississippi River _ not including the New Orleans metro area _ eastward to Indian Pass., Fla.


Updated : 2021-04-12 09:45 GMT+08:00