After crashing ashore near the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a Category 1 hurricane late Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias is set to sweep through the Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday and through the Northeast late Tuesday into early Wednesday.
The storm unleashed 90-mph wind gusts and tornadoes as it came ashore, while causing historic storm surge inundation in Myrtle Beach. It is set to produce torrential rain, damaging winds, tornadoes and coastal flooding from Virginia to Maine.
The Hurricane Center expects flooding, “some of which may be significant,” along with tropical-storm-force winds, particularly in coastal areas. Downed trees and power outages, flying debris and minor damage to some structures are possible. The storm is also forecast to generate a storm surge of one to three feet above normally dry land along the coast from the Virginia Tidewater to southern New England.