Surprise — Isaac is a tropical storm again


Isaac is a tropical storm again as of Friday afternoon.

Isaac, the ninth named storm of 2018 in the Atlantic, had weakened to a tropical depression on Friday morning while moving westward in the eastern Caribbean.

But the National Hurricane Center said it restrengthened some this afternoon and got its title back.

As of 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Tropical Depression Isaac was located about 250 miles south-southeast of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and was moving west at 14 mph.

Isaac’s winds rose to 40 mph, making it a minimal tropical storm.

Isaac is something of a head-scratcher for the hurricane center. Because it is a small storm it is much more susceptible to the environment around it and quicker to react to it.

Forecasters said little change in strength will be possible in…

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