Caribbean 360 is reporting that at 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has said that Tropical Storm Isaac is moving west at 21 mph with maximum winds of 45 mph. The latest advisory indicated that Isaac was expected to become a hurricane later today. Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the US and British Virgin Islands could also experience heavy flooding, mudslides and rainfall. At 11 a.m., the center of the storm was located near Guadeloupe.
The NHC report said that hurricane watches are in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic. Isaac is the ninth tropical storm of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season.