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Tropical Storm Isaac named and growing in the Atlantic, National Hurricane Center says

Tropical storms Florence, Helene and Issac intensify in the Atlantic, expected to become hurricanes.

Tropical storms Florence and Helene are expected to become hurricanes as conditions in the Atlantic Tropical Depression #9 became Tropical Storm Issac Saturday after the National Hurricane Center 5pm advisory.
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Tropical storms Florence and Helene are expected to become hurricanes as conditions in the Atlantic Tropical Depression #9 became Tropical Storm Issac Saturday after the National Hurricane Center 5pm advisory.

Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to continue strengthening, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 p.m. advisory.

The storm was moving west at 8 mph in the eastern Atlantic, about 1,580 miles east of the Windward Islands. Isaac reached maximum sustained winds at 50 mph.

The system had been churning in the Atlantic as Tropical Depression 9 for most of Saturday at 35 mph, just under the 39 mph threshold.

It’s still too early to forecast whether Isaac could be a threat to South Florida, but it is expected to be a hurricane by early next week.

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