The NJGOP delegation could get stuck for awhile on St. Pete’s Beach, if winds exceed 40 mph and authorities order the closing of bridges linking St. Petersburg to Tampa and the mainland.
Local news reports in St. Petersburg continue to anticipate Hurricane Isaac shifting west into the Gulf, away from the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.
The local NBC affiliate forecasts a category 1 or maybe 2 hurricane to ram the New Orleans area Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.
That area could experience 100 mph winds.
“We’ve dodged a bullet,” was the weatherman’s assessment.
But because of the size of the storm, Tampa could experience secondary effects, including wind gusts and heavy rain, and the resulting judgment call about whether to close the Skyway and other area bridges.