As Hurricane Florence continued to threaten the United States coastline, the Caribbean was expected to escape serious danger as Tropical Storm Isaac weakened during its move across the eastern Carribean sea.
A tropical storm warning and watch for parts of the Carribean were canceled as of the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory on 11 p.m. Thursday.
The advisory placed the storm about 195 miles south of St. Croix and 440 miles southeast of Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Isaac's center is expected to move over the eastern and central Carribean Sea during the next few days.
Gradual weakening is expected as Isaac moves through the eastern Caribbean.
Isaac is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of two to four inches, with isolated amounts up to six inches across the northern Windward Islands into the Leeward Islands, according to the NHC.
Less than two inches of rainfall with isolated amounts to three inches are possible across the remainder of Puerto Rico and the southern United States Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic and Haiti. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding.
Swells are still affected portions of the Lesser Antilles.
No impacts from Isaac are expected in South Florida.