Tropical Storm Isaac has moved into the eastern Caribbean and continues to track due west.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that the storm is expected to take a turn to the north. If it does, the impact on Costa Rica will be lessened. The storm center now is at 15.8 degrees north latitude degrees. Costa Rica sprawls between 8 and 11 degrees. Although hurricanes almost never touch land in this country, the indirect effects can be disastrous.
Isaac is expected to pass south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today and approach the Dominican Republic tonight and Friday, said the hurricane center. The storm could become a hurricane tonight or Friday.
Haiti shares an island with the Dominican Republic.
Behind Isaac and still in the mid-Atlantic is Tropical Depression 10. Behind that on the coast of Africa is another area of low pressure that might develop during its trip across the Atlantic.