by Chris Davis
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--News Mississippi continues to watch Tropical Storm Isaac as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. There are two possible impact scenarios that concern the Magnolia State.
"Isaac has moved into the eastern Carribean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico," said Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg, with the National Hurricane center. "Winds have not increased as of yet, still at 45 mph, and it's moving to the west about 20 mph."
The first scenario is that it may impact Florida and the Republican National Convention. Gov. Bryant and the Mississippi delegation are expected to head there starting Friday.
"If there are impacts they will likely begin Sunday or Monday. It's still too far into the future to be exact," said Berg, "But we do still think there's a pretty good chance of an impact in Florida as we get to early next week."
MEMA Dir. Robert Latham told media Wednesday that there is a plan in place to bring Gov. Bryant back should the weather get too bad.
Another possibility is that later on the storm goes into the Gulf and directly impacts Mississippi. Just in case, the Salvation Army has told media they are gearing up.