Hurricane Isaias weakened to a tropical storm Saturday after it hit the Bahamas. The storm is now headed toward Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued a state of emergency for counties along the Atlantic coast. DeSantis, however, warned Floridians not to be fooled by the downgrade as Isaias is expected to regain hurricane strength overnight before approaching Florida's southeast coast Sunday morning. Forecasts then anticipate Isaias moving up the East Coast early next week, prompting states like North Carolina and Virginia to issue their own states of emergency. A mandatory evacuation of North Carolina's Okracoke Island was ordered beginning Saturday morning. When Isaias was downgraded Saturday afternoon its maximum sustained winds were near 70 miles per hour.

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