MIAMI (FOX 35 WOFL) - Hurricane Isaac, the fifth-named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, is holding steady in strength over the Central Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says that Hurricane Isaac is located about 1150 miles east of the Windward Islands. It is moving west at 14 miles per hour (mph) and has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Isaac will move westward and have a slight increase in forward speed through the end of the week. It is forecasted to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday.
The NHC's 11 a.m. advisory says that additional strengthening is expected for Hurricane Isaac is expected over the next day or two. Weakening is forecasted to begin by the middle of the week, as Isaac approaches the Lesser Antilles.
There are no reported coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Meanwhile, separate from Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Florence is now a category 4 hurricane and is expected to become an extremely dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday It could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. Hurricane Helene is also in the Atlantic. It is moving west-northwest over the tropical Atlantic and is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday night.