Elsa produces torrential rain across Eastern Seaboard

Tracking the Tropics

Tropical Storm Elsa is moving across the Carolinas where it is producing torrential rain. Elsa is expected to hold it’s status as a tropical storm as it moves northeasterly through the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Canada. By the weekend, it is forecast to be back in the Atlantic.

The storm will result in heavy rain mainly to the north and east of the center. Tropical storm warnings have already been issued for portions of the East Coast ahead of Elsa’s arrival.

Elsa has made landfall as a tropical storm in Taylor County, Florida Wednesday morning. It had maximum sustained winds estimated at 65 mph.

Elsa intensified into a hurricane on Friday, July 2. It became the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season. It is the fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and the earliest “E” named storm on record, breaking the previous record from 2020.

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