At this time no tropical storm/hurricane watches or warnings are in effect for Barbados.
The waves are produced by being trapped along with incredibly strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion. A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft will soon fly through the centre of Isaac, and will provide a better assessment of the intensity of the tropical storm and the extent of its winds.
Tropical Storm Isaac made its closest approach to St. Croix Thursday night, passing nearly 200 miles to the south and having no apparent impact on the territory as it made its leisurely way across the Caribbean.
"Additional strengthening was expected over the next day or two".
The center of the Category 4 Hurricane, still swirling with top winds of 130 mph (215 kph), was about 530 miles (855 kilometers) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, approaching the coast at 17 mph (28 kph).
It said that a hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area and Prime Minister Skerrit reminded citizens that Hurricane Maria had increased its intensity "in a matter of hours from a Category 3 to Category 5 storm when it lashed the island on September 18 a year ago, killing several people and causing hundreds of dollars in losses". Earlier forecasts showed that the storm was slated to directly hit around North and SC. Many areas in the low-lying city flood with routine rain storms, causing street closures and detours.
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Isaac is forecast to move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Thursday, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Saturday, the hurricane center said.
It is more likely that Ireland, Scotland and northern England will see winds of 10 to 20mph, and gusts up to 40mph.
The storm would be expected to die out by Wednesday, Ms Smith said. The storm is moving toward the west-southwest near 6 miles per hour (9 km/h).
Sustained winds have reached nearly 105 miles per hour.
The agency is also monitoring a tropical disturbance that has a 60 percent chance of forming a tropical storm.
"There is a lot of uncertainty around the development of that low pressure system". Regardless of whether a system forms, they say heavy rain and gusty winds are likely along the Texas and Louisiana coast later this week.