Path in Gulf of Mexico still uncertain
*08/24/12 4:00 AM CDT ADVISORY*
|WIND SPEED||45 mph|
|MOVEMENT||W 15 mph|
Tropical Storm Isaac still remains a very disorganized system out in the Caribbean, but slow intensification is expected.
It will probably stay a tropical storm as it makes its way over Cuba, but once back over the Florida Straits/Gulf of Mexico, intensification is likely.
As of the 7am NHC intermediate update, Isaac has strengthened a little, and is a 50 mph tropical storm.
Rapid intensification is possible when it gets into the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. It will likely be at least a mid grade Category 1, but may get as high as Category 2 status. Isaac is going to enter some very warm waters once back into the Gulf Of Mexico, a recipe for rapid intensification.
The current forecast cone released at 4:00am (new cone at 10:00 a.m.) shows the system possibly making landfall around Mobile/Pensacola overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. This will likely change some over the weekend.