Isaias had maximum sustained winds of near 70 miles per hour around 5 p.m. Saturday, a decline from earlier in the day, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). It is expected to regain strength as it heads over warm water toward Florida.
The center of the storm is forecast to approach the southeast coast of Florida early Sunday morning and then travel along the state’s east coast throughout the day. It is expected to regain hurricane strength overnight as it nears Florida.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.