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Published On: Mon, Aug 27th, 2012

Isaac moves towards Gulf Coast, RNC proceeds

Tropical Storm Isaac moved into the open Gulf of Mexico on Monday, where it was expected to grow into a hurricane before hitting land somewhere between Louisiana and Florida.

The storm that left eight dead in Haiti blew past the Florida Keys with little damage and promised a drenching but little more for Tampa, where the planned Monday start of the Republican National Convention was pushed back a day.

The National Hurricane Center predicts Isaac will grow to a Category 1 hurricane over the warm Gulf and possibly hit late Tuesday somewhere along a roughly 300-mile stretch from the bayous southwest of New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle.

That would be one day shy of seven years after Hurricane Katrina struck catastrophically in 2005.

Some predictions offer that Isaac would be a Category 2 hurricane but National Hurricane Center director Rick Knabb told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday that Isaac wouldn’t be as strong as they initially thought. But Knabb urged residents not to focus their preparations the storm’s current strength because such storms often do not stick to forecasters’ predictions.

Isaac moving by Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico headed to the coast photo/NOAA

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