Brevard County residents feel relief as Tropical Storm Isaias tracked to remain offshore

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Residents in Brevard County said they are feeling relief Sunday afternoon as it appears the worst of Tropical Storm Isaias will remain offshore.

The tropical storm continues its slow path off the Florida coast and it appears the storm won't make landfall in Brevard County.

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The county is still anticipating more of a wind than a rain event.

Some areas could also see three to five inches of rainfall, and wind gusts Sunday evening could approach 70-75 mph.

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The county did open one shelter ahead of the storm at Viera Regional Community Center for residents trying to avoid potentially dangerous wind and rain conditions.

But the shelter closed late Sunday afternoon due to a lack of turnout.

The storm will make its closest pass to the coast later Sunday, and some coastal flooding is possible.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.