Tropical storm Isaias blew through the Vineyard late Tuesday, bringing gusty winds choppy seas and some ferry cancellations. By early evening the storm was on a fast track to northern New England.

The Steamship Authority began cancelling some service late Tuesday afternoon. All service was running out of Vineyard Haven. Weather conditions were overcast and warm with thick humidity, gusty winds and occasional bands of rain.

Shipyards were hauling or moving boats  all day, and all transportation services put out travel advisories for the Island.

A tornado warning was issued for all of southern New England, including the Cape and Islands, by the National Weather Service and later lifted.

Isaias made landfall in the southeastern United States as a category one hurricane and was downgraded to a tropical storm as it began tracking an inland route north.

Ocean swells, a small amount of rainfall and 40 to 60 mph wind gusts out of the south-southwest were all predicted, as the eastern edge of the storm brushed past the Vineyard.

In Menemsha late in the day, a rainbow appeared for about 30 minutes.

The storm was expected to quickly track through southeastern New York and western New England Tuesday evening before heading into northern New England.

Earlier in the day Phil Hale, owner of the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard said they had instituted a full hurricane plan as soon as the storm reached the eastern shores of Florida.

“We are hauling a few boats, but more importantly we have an awful lot of boats in exposed locations along the north shore and Menemsha and we are moving those boats to more secure areas,” Mr. Hale said. “I think we’re going to get a glancing blow, but it’s going to blow hard tomorrow night.”

Mr. Hale said the preparations were mainly precautionary.

“It is an awful lot easier to stop [preparations] than to try to start it late,” he said.