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UNSTEADY ISAAC TRACKING NORTHEAST OF V.I.

After surging to a Category 3 storm with top winds of nearly 120 mph, Hurricane Isaac weakened again by this morning only to build again through the day. But the National Hurricane Center still predicts the fluctuating storm will track well to the north and east of the Virgin Islands.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, Isaac's center was located near 16 degrees north latitude, 38.3 degrees west longitude, still slightly more than 1,500 miles east of the Leeward Islands. Isaac was moving to the west-northwest at about 12 mph.
Maximum winds were clocked at near 115 mph with higher gusts, and the minimum central pressure is 960 millibars, or 28.35 inches.
Forecasters at the center said no significant change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
Advisories are being issued every six hours, with the next one scheduled for 11 p.m. AST.

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