Weather officials say that overnight on Tuesday Tropical Storm Isaac was becoming better organized and gathering strength, and could hit the Florida coast as soon as this coming Monday.
Meanwhile, Issac is a much more immediate threat to the Caribbean islands, especially the chain of Leeward Islands. Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti; they are receiving storm watches and warnings and some areas could see some serious rain as well as flooding. Of course, these areas are no stranger to storms, but this one is growing fast.
This morning, the storm was moving west at around 18 miles per hour, with wind speeds up to 45 mph. The storm will likely be upgraded to a Hurricane by Thursday, and then will continue west and eventually northwest, and eventually collide with the coast of Florida. Vacationers, retirees and the like should baton down the hatches at the southern tip.
By Saturday, a computer model shows the storm's projected path off the coast of Haiti, and around twenty times larger than it is now, with wind speeds up to 95 mph. Tropical Storm Isaac will continue moving northwest, past the Bahamas and will hit the southernmost tip of Florida by next week. From there it is impossible to predict now where it will go, or if it will simply dissipate.