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Hurricane Isaias: South Florida will feel effects of outer bands off and on Saturday

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The forward movement of Hurricane Isaias has slowed down, and it won’t near South Florida until Saturday evening or Sunday on the current forecast track. But there will be off-and-on tropical downpours from outer bands of the Category 1 storm felt in our area Saturday.

Local 10 meteorologist Julie Durda provides updates on the storm in the video above.

Tropical-storm-force wind gusts have been reported in parts of Miami-Dade County, though it won’t be until much later Isaias moves near Florida’s east coast on its track up the East Coast.

As of 11 a.m., Isaias was about 40 miles west-southwest of Nassau, Bahamas. The storm was producing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (down from 85 mph earlier in the morning), with higher gusts. It is moving northwest at 12 mph.

Little change in strength is expected through Sunday.

In the video below, Julie chatted with National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham:

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