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Isaac downgraded again, future uncertain

Friday, September 14, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Meteorological (Met) Service is reporting that Isaac has become a tropical storm again but its future is unclear.

According to the latest advisory from the Met Service at 4:00 pm the centre of Isaac was located near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 68.2 West or 965 kilometres east of Kingston, Jamaica or 400 km south southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Isaac is moving toward the west near 22 km/h and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is anticipated over the next couple of days with a turn to the west-northwest possible by late Sunday.

On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days, and be near or south of Jamaica early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast later today and tonight, the Met Service said, adding that it will continue to monitor this system.

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