Cancun, Riviera Maya, Q.R. — As it continues to move into the Caribbean Sea region, tropical depression Isaac is likely to fall apart over the next few days.
NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite shows the now-tropical-depression being displaced from the bulk of clouds and precipitation, indicating that wind shear is affecting the storm.
As of Friday morning, Isaac was centered over 300 miles southeast of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic. Moving southward, the tropical depression is battling strong winds in the upper atmosphere along with dry air.
The result of this could be the degeneration of Isaac into a tropical wave over the next several days. However, while Isaac remains intact, he will bring heavy rains to parts of the eastern Caribbean Islands on Friday.
The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for southern and eastern parts of Puerto Rico into Friday evening.
Meteorologists say that although it is likely Isaac will fall apart over the next few days, they will continue to monitor its remnants for any possible regeneration.