The projected path of Tropical Storm Isaac at 5 p.m. (NHC)
The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac over the Atlantic.
No tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados.
At 5 p.m., Isaac was located near 15.4N 56.6W or about 250 miles (400 km) east-north east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h. Storm force winds extend 175 miles (280 km) primarily to the north of the centre. Isaac continues to move westward at 20 mph or 31 km/h.
On this track, the centre of this system is forecast to pass between 100 and 150 miles (160 to 240 km) north of Barbados early tomorrow. Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are likely into Friday, with possible rainfall accumulations of one (1) to two (2) inches.
Some deterioration in sea conditions are expected tonight and will continue into tomorrow with swells expected to peak near 3.5 metres in open water. A small-craft warning and a high-surf advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m., today until 6 a.m. Friday, September 14.
A small-craft warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3 metres (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area.
A high-surf advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is expected to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone.
The BMS will continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac and will update this information at 11 p.m. tonight. (BMS)