Isaac makes landfall in Haiti, U.S. already feeling effects

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti early Saturday morning with winds of 70 mph, just shy of hurricane strength.  

However, that's just the center of the storm.  It's impacts are already being felt as far away as Miami, where strong winds and heavy rain are already affecting the Florida coastline, and the storm will restrengthen as it moves over the warm waters of the eastern Gulf of Mexico.It's important to remember that it's not only the immediate coast near the eye of the storm that will feel Isaac's effects.

In addition to Florida, the storm will impact much of the Southeast, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and an isolated tornado threat along the coast.  

Our biggest concern will be flooding from the heavy downpours that Isaac will likely trigger on Wednesday.

The projected path of Isaac has not changed significantly, and we're continuing to watch this storm closely, as it could pose a significant flooding threat to the Carolinas.