Tropical Storm Isaac on move; Fla. may be in track
Tropical Storm Isaac forms in Atlantic - Aug. 21 10pm update Video by fox4now.comvideo
At 5pm Tropical Storm Isaac officially formed, located about 1900 miles away from Southwest Florida, with winds at 40 mph, moving west at 17 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next few days. Video by fox4now.comvideo
Tropical Storm Isaac in Atlantic, heading west towards Caribbean Video by fox4now.comvideo
Forecast Track for Isaac - Tuesday Aug 21 - 11pm
Infographic: Timetable for Issac impact
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Isaac is moving westward across the Atlantic on a track that could possibly take it toward Florida, where the Republican National Convention will be held next week.
The National Hurricane Center said Isaac had top sustained winds near 40 mph (64 kph) at 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday night and was expected to strengthen. It was 435 miles (700 kilometers) east of Guadeloupe and heading west near 17 mph (28 kph).
Storm warnings were issued Tuesday across several islands in the Caribbean including Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin.
It's too soon to gauge the storm's exact path. Some computer models forecast Isaac to head toward Cuba and then Florida, while others suggest a sharp northern turn in coming days near Puerto Rico before entering the open Atlantic.