Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced Saturday that the GOP would cancel Monday’s convention events due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Priebus said that the convention would convene on Monday August 27th and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon on August 28th.

“Our first priority is ensuring the safety of delegates, alternates, guests, members of the media attending the Republican National Convention, and citizens of the Tampa Bay area,” said Priebus in a written statement.

“The Republican National Convention will take place and officially nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and the Party has other necessary business it must address,” he added. “We also are remaining in constant contact with state and federal officials and may make additional schedule alterations as needed.”