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Hurricane Isaac UPDATE

Tropical Storm Isaac will continue to affect southern Florida with heavy rain, gusty winds and a tornado threat as it moves through the Florida Keys Sunday night. Isaac poses a potential serious threat to portions of the northern Gulf Coast Tuesday into Wednesday. All interests from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle should watch the progress of Isaac closely and begin to make preparations.
You can find a detailed look at the potential U.S. threats by clicking on this link and you can ensure you know which friends may be in harms way through our My Friends Weather tool.
Hurricane warnings continue for the Florida Keys and parts of south and southwest Florida. Hurricane watches are now posted from just east of Morgan City, La to Indian Pass, Fla.  This includes New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulf Shores, Pensacola Beach, Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, and Apalachicola.
According to the National Hurricane Center, if peak storm surge occurs at high tide, peak water levels above ground could reach the following depths as Isaac moves by:
- Crystal River through Big Bend of Florida: 4-7 feet
- Southwest Fla. coast (in hurr. warning area):  4-6 feet
- Fla. west coast, including Tampa Bay:  3-5 feet
- Southeast Fla. coast, Fla. Keys:  1-3 feet
- Central, eastern Cuba:  1-3 feet
- Bahamas:  1-3 feet

Even as Isaac's center of circulation moves by, locally heavy rainbands can be expected.  Up to 12 inches of total rainfall is possible across the Florida Keys, South Florida, as well as central and eastern Cuba.  Parts of the Bahamas may also see rainfall in the 3 to 6 inch range.  
Hurricane threat index, current information, satellite imagery, watches/warnings and computer model track graphics are below.

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