Tropical Storm Isaac: It's Going To Get Wet and Wild
Update [5:00 p.m.]: The tornado warning issued for Broward County has been lifted. Also, Tri-Rail will not be operating Monday.
Oh, hey, look outside. Isaac's here!
Regardless of what the TV news people standing in the rain are saying (LOCK YOUR DOORS!! ISAAC IS GOING TO EAT OUR SOULS!!!) the hurricane watch on the southeast coast from Golden Beach to the Keys has been lifted.
So no, Belkys Nerey and friends, we're not going to die. We might get wet and our hair might get all mussied up. But, we're not going to die.
As of 11 a.m. Sunday, the storm was in the Atlantic about 80 miles southeast of Key West, moving northwest at with sustained winds of 65 mph.
We can expect to get 30 to 40 mph winds with gusts of 60 mph in Broward and Palm Beach Counties today going into tomorrow.
A Tornado warning has been issued for Broward until 5 p.m. Sunday.
So while it looks like we won't be getting a direct hurricane hit, we're still going to get tropical storm-like winds and a crapload of rain today and Monday. So officials are telling people to remain indoors.
Also, don't go kayaking down your flooded street like an asshole. Downed power lines could be hidden under the waters. And that would be a really dumb way to go out.
Isaac is projected to approach the Keys later today as either a roided up tropical storm or a small hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 mph.
From there it's expected to go hit up the Gulf of Mexico and the North Gulf Coast -- Louisiana or Florida (or both), as a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday.
Broward County schools remain closed for tomorrow.
Palm Beach County schools will be open (sorry, Palm Beach County kids, your parents should've lived in Broward County).
You can view a list of openings and closings during the storm here.
Keep it here throughout the day for more updates. AND FOR GODSAKE DON'T ANGER THE STORM OR HE SHALL CONSUME YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN WITH FIRE!!!