Despite pushing away from Florida's peninsula, Isaac will continue to pose hazards Tuesday.
Isaac will make landfall over the central Gulf Coast later Tuesday.
The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has Isaac's exact position, as well as other latest statistics.
While Isaac remained a tropical storm to close out the weekend, the waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico are warm enough to allow Isaac to strengthen into a hurricane prior to making landfall.
The good news for those across the Florida Peninsula is that Isaac will be pushing away as it undergoes strengthening.
That does not mean a quiet Tuesday is shaping up for Miami, Naples, Tampa and Orlando. Instead, the peninsula will remain on Isaac's extremely active side.
Squally bands of torrential rain and thunderstorms will continue to stream across central and southern Florida into Tuesday. Such squalls will be capable of producing blinding downpours and strong, gusty winds.
A couple of the squalls can also produce quick, spin-up tornadoes.
People should be prepared for sporadic power outages and areas of rather intense urban and flash flooding.
Strong tropical storm-force winds, capable of causing more significant tree damage, will buffet southwestern Florida, including Naples.
The large circulation of Isaac can cause areas of minor coastal flooding along the western and southern coastline of the Peninsula into the middle of the week.
"As Isaac moves up over the eastern Gulf, a return flow from the west and southwest in the wake of the storm can bring a storm surge along the Florida west coast," stated AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast starting on Sunday evening.
A new storm will form over the weekend across the Plains and will spread snow and ice eastward through the Midwest.
As a snowstorm unraveled from Texas to North Carolina and Virginia, snow and ice left a trail of disruption on Wednesday into Thursday.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
Storms will continue to affect the West through this weekend and into next week with rounds of precipitation for some needy areas as well as trouble for travelers.
While much of central and eastern North America is still locked in a deep freeze, the warmth cascading across the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks has sparked the early flowering of sakura blossoms in the region.
Big Snow: Glens Falls, NY - 19" snow Pleasant Mountain, PA - 14" snow Hartford, CT - 12" snow Western Maine - up to 32" of snow Concord, NH - 11" of snow Levanon, NH - 12" of snow Boston, MA - 11" of snow
West Virginia (1972)
Buffalo Creek Disaster - 50 foot wall of water smashed down narrow valley when slag dam broke; 125 killed.
Great Plains, (1998)
Strong winter storm; winds to 75 mph at St. Francis, KS, 12-14" of snow at Hullet, WY and 18-24" at Deadwood, SD,36" at Burgess Jct., WY. Drifts to several feet. Severe thunderstorms over Texas; winds to 70 mph and golf ball-sized hail. The severe storms progressed into the southeast and brought 100 mph winds to Iowa, LA, injuring 3.