Organizers of the Republican National Convention have postponed the Monday start of the four-day event in Tampa, Fla., because of the approaching tropical storm.
The convention will convene Monday as scheduled, then immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Saturday night.
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to pass off the Tampa coast Monday, brining heavy rain and strong winds.
Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott has cancelled his speaking engagement at the convention Monday and other convention-related activities to focus on storm preparations.
He also said the changes were made with the help of the Romney campaign and were reached by unanimous decision.