Tropical Storm Isaias is no longer expected to re-strengthen into a hurricane and the hurricane warnings in place along Florida’s east coast have been replaced with tropical storm warnings.

Isaias is moving at just 8 mph as it continues to make its way toward Central Florida’s coast.

As of 8am Sunday, Isaias was about 40 miles east-southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida and was moving northwest at 8 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The storm has sustained winds of 65 mph. Florida’s east coast is a under a tropical storm warning and tropical storm conditions are expected to spread northward along the coast of Florida within the warning area through Sunday night.

Isaias is threatening Florida with violent winds capable of damaging roofs and buildings Sunday and destroying some mobile homes, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

The storm will also dump up to six inches of water over parts of the state. As it treks along the coast, Northeast Florida and coastal Georgia will see up to three inches of rain.

Tropical storm conditions will spread northward along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina within the warning area on Monday.

On Thursday, Isaias’ exterior slammed Puerto Rico and caused significant damage before it went over the Dominican Republic, all as a tropical storm.

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