Tropical Storm Isaac, the former Tropical Depression Nine has been dumping rain in the Eastern Caribbean and has also been forming a more definite path forward in the minds of meterologists.
There are winds pushing down on the storm from the Northern Atlantic they tell us so it seems this storm, which is trying to push north itself will be held over the larger islands of the Caribbean, that string of mountains known as the Greater Antilles. Which is all good news for the Keys even as the storm appears to be headed, still five days out, in our general direction. From the track it appears the path over Cuba will weaken the hurricane back to tropical strom status, and from there it may strengthen again as it approaches Florida, possibly the west coast. Travel over land weakens storms so we like that.
There are tons of variables but so far Isaac does not seem to pose a huge threat to the Lower Keys though some hurricane shutters have started to make their appearance and no doubt my weekend will be spent in similar preparations. Unless things change!