While Isaiah, then Thursday night became a Category 1 hurricane With maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, continuing its trajectory, the tri-state area could fall within the hurricane’s impact cone.
The storm is expected to spread north along the east coast of the United States early next week. Already the National Hurricane Center (CNH) based in the city of Miami issued this Friday hurricane surveillance for parts of the east coast of Florida.
– National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 31, 2020
In its advance through the Caribbean to the northwest, Isaías became a hurricane. The system slightly reduced its travel speed to 17 mph (28 km / h) and “A certain strengthening is possible and it will continue to be a hurricane for the next few days”, the NHC said in an 8:00 am reported.
Although Isaiah’s trajectory is not yet clear, the New York City area could see rain and winds late Monday and Tuesday as the storm moves down the east coast.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the projection looks “quite favorable” for New York City and that he believes the chance of the storm having a substantial impact on the area is slim. “We are seeing this hour by hour,” said de Blasio.