Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean

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VIIRS found coldest cloud top.

Should this become a named system it would be called Joyce - assuming another area of interest in the Atlantic does not form first. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from the center.

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Here's what should you know about the path of the Category 1 storm. It's what may happen in the next five days though that is keeping the attention of forecasters with the NHC on this area of the globe. It pushes the center and weakens (or wobbles) the rotation of all of the tires.

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Besides Florence, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is monitoring four other systems now. Isaac is being battered by strong vertical wind shear.

The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm.

High temperatures will be well above the average of 91 degrees.

NASA research has found that cloud top temperatures as cold as or colder than the 70F/56.6C threshold have the capability to generate heavy rainfall.

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"We are still in the peak of the 2018 hurricane season; therefore, residents must continue to remain vigilant, monitor the weather and ensure emergency supply kits are prepared with up to ten days of supplies".

No tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados. "Storm surge and hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning", the NHC said, adding that at 11:00 a.m.

Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean. A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through the end of the week.

Sustained winds in this wave are still at 35 miles per hour and Isaac is moving westward in the Caribbean at 16 miles per hour.

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Given the lack of deep convection to sustain the cyclone, continual gradual weakening is expected. 12 is it moved closer to the Caribbean.