Tropical Storm Isaias could hit Carolinas at near-hurricane strength

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Tropical storm Isaias could hit Carolinas at near-hurricane strength

Tropical Storm Isaias battered Florida's east coast with heavy rains Sunday and is now on track to be at near hurricane strength when it reaches the Carolinas.

As of 11:00 p.m., the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was located about 50 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and 365 miles south of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Maximum sustained winds have increased slightly to 70 mph as it continues to move north-northwest at a speed of 9 mph.

"Isaias is expected to be at near hurricane strength when it reaches the coast of northern South Carolina and southern North Carolina on Monday night, and strong tropical force winds are likely with hurricane conditions in the Hurricane Watch area." the NHC said. CLICK FOR MORE FROM OUR TOP STORY

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