LIVE UPDATES: Tropical Storm Isaias weakens, worst weather on track to stay off Florida’s east coast

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical storm warnings are in place for all of east Central Florida except for Lake County, according to the National Weather Service.

Aug 2, 5AM | Tropical Storm Warnings in place for all of east-central FL, except for Lake County. Passing squalls will produce gusts up to 75 mph along the coast & 45-55 mph inland. Travel on barrier islands will become hazardous as winds increase and squalls move through. pic.twitter.com/D9aWTJOdLv

There are NO hurricane watches or warnings for Central Florida. I just don’t see issues inland. Watching the immediate coast for some flooding/overwash. Worst weather stays offshore. Live on 9.

Tropical Storm Isaias is continuing to weaken, according to the 5 a.m. track, now with max winds of 65 mph.

Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields said the latest track is good news for Florida as it keeps the worst of the storm’s weather off the east coast of the state.

Meteorologist Kassandra Crimi said the storm’s continued weakening means the hurricane watches and warnings have been dropped from our coastal areas.

She said there will still be dangerous conditions in the water, with 5 to 8 foot waves this morning, getting even higher this afternoon.

Tropical Storm Isaias remains a tropical storm early this morning with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

Isaias will move back over warm waters through the morning, where some intensification could occur.

Isaias is expected to either remain a high-grade Tropical Storm or intensity to a low-grade Category 1 Hurricane, sliding up our east coast throughout the day.

Near-hurricane force winds remain possible along our coast, with a maximum peak storm surge of 2-4 feet.

Channel 9 meteorologist Brian Shields will bring you the latest updates on the storm beginning at 5 a.m. on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.

Click here to download the WFTV news and weather apps to stay up to date on the storm throughout the day.

New 11pm track update…Isaias still a tropical storm, winds at 70mph. Forecast to intensify slightly, enough to achieve hurricane status before passing along our coast tomorrow later in the day. #WFTV pic.twitter.com/a6Zda40BX5

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