Tropical Storm Elsa making landfall in Florida
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Tropical Storm Elsa is making landfall in Taylor County, Florida as of 10 a.m. CDT. Winds are sustained at 65 mph.
The threat for heavy rain, gusty winds, and tornadoes continues for northern and western Florida. Tropical storm conditions will also be possible in parts of Georgia and South Carolina today through early tomorrow. Heavy rains may lead to flash and urban flooding in southeastern Georgia, the Carolinas, and southeastern Virginia over the next few days.
Heavy rain could lead to isolated flash and urban flooding over parts of the Mid-Atlantic states and New England by Thursday and Friday. Once Elsa exits Virginia, it is forecast to spend some time over the Atlantic Ocean. This means it could regain a bit of strength as it potentially makes other landfalls in parts of the Northeastern United States. Because of this, Tropical Storm Watches have been issued from the Delaware Bay to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
We will not see any Elsa impacts in East Mississippi nor in West Alabama.
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