Update Monday, 10:30 p.m

…ISAIAS REGAINS HURRICANE STRENGTH AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL TONIGHT WITH DANGEROUS WINDS AND STORM SURGE… …STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY FROM THE EASTERN CAROLINAS TO THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY…

Kent County is under Tropical Storm Watch. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Condition Warning for Kent County and surrounding areas. Tropical Storm Isaias has already made landfall in Florida and is working its way up the East Coast.

It is unclear how strong the will become. Stay informed through the NWS.

Tropical storm conditions possible starting Tuesday with 90% chance of precipitation and 2-3 inches of rainfall possible. Expect heavy winds overnight from the southwest creating a threat of storm surge. Storm conditions will abate overnight and Wednesday will bring mostly sunny conditions.

Maryland Emergency Management Administration is currently reporting that the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland will be most affected. Even though the storm is currently not a hurricane, Marylanders should be prepared for potential flooding, tidal surge in low lying areas, and tropical storm force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour).

“Please don’t let your guard down just because Isaias is no longer a hurricane,” said Russ Strickland, MEMA’s Executive Director. “Be prepared for potential power outages, flash floods and tidal flooding. This is still a dangerous system.”

As of this filing, weather reports suggest that lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland will be the hardest hit areas, with heavily populated central Maryland also expected to be affected. A shift westward could bring heavy rain to the western part of the state.

It is time to secure your outdoor furniture and bring you pets inside. MEMA reminds residents to make sure you have COVID-19 emergency kits include at least 2 face coverings for each person, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, and other COVID-19 related supplies in addition to the usual disaster supply kit components.