Extended Period of Bad Weather in Florida Begins

By: Bryan Norcross , 11:44 AM GMT on August 25, 2012

Not unexpectedly, Isaac seems to be surviving its trek across Haiti with it's circulation intact. In moved just far enough west for its core to miss the highest mountains, although the Hispaniola and Cuban land masses will have some tempering effect for the next day or so. The upshot is... the Florida Keys need to get ready for hurricane conditions immediately, including 1 to 3 feet of storm surge flooding at high tides. The worst of this flooding will not occur until Monday when the storm has past and the backside winds push the water into Florida Bay.

For Miami and the entire metro area, be ready for an extended period of very bad weather with winds gusting to hurricane force... likely through Monday. Some flooding around Biscayne Bay is expected at high tide.

The bad weather has already begun in South Florida due to an upper-level feature that is helping pull Isaac north. Well more that a FOOT OF RAIN may fall between today's rain and that directly related to Isaac.

Be prepared to stay indoors in a safe building through Monday. When the wind starts blowing in earnest, stay away from windows.

More on farther up the west coast later.

See you on The Weather Channel.

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20. GeorgiaStormz
12:56 AM GMT on August 26, 2012
thx mr norcross
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18. thebandman
8:19 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
You have a nice way of explaining to the public what they need to do to prepare and when to take action. Thank you
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17. StormGoddess
7:05 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you and Greetings, Dr. Norcross. :)
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16. pcola57
6:48 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
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(What they said) :)
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15. Dakster
6:19 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you for the blog and summary.

For what it's worth, your insights are definitely wanted by this weather enthusiast community.
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14. Maineweatherguy20023
4:02 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you!
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13. aislinnpaps
4:01 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you, glad to see you here.
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12. HeatherAKC
3:36 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
So great to see Norcross blogging here! Thank you!
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11. KeyWestwx
3:35 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
we hear you loud and clear in Key West. Thanks, Brian
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10. TropicalAnalystwx13
3:32 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thanks for the update, Dr. Norcross.
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9. CybrTeddy
3:31 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thanks for the update.
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8. Bluestorm5
2:46 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thanks!
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7. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:45 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
thanks for the update
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6. seflagamma
2:40 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
So happy to see you here with all us weather geeks! We value your input.

I think Isaac held together very well crossing Haiti and does not look like it is going to go across very much of Eastern Cuba.

I guess we will see.

Hope you give us your thoughts on the 11am update.

I am in Broward for the past 33 years...
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5. floridacanes
2:35 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Bryan,
Living in Broward County for Andrew, I appreciate everything you did then, I am now in Charlotte County and just missed any serious damage from Charley.
I am now watching and waiting trying to decide on putting up the hurricane shutters.
Any thoughts ?
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4. etxwx
2:18 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you, Mr Norcross...glad to see you blogging on WU. Thanks for stressing that this will be a wide spread and long duration event and that flooding and storm surge are a big danger. It's important that folks new to coastal areas realize this.
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3. LakeWorthFinn
1:43 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you
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2. tamipeach
1:22 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
thanks.
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1. originalLT
12:12 PM GMT on August 25, 2012
Thank you, Mr. Norcross, but on satellite, Isaac sure looks like a mess! That upper air feature you mentioned looks pretty strong. A one/two punch for florida .
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