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Tropical Storm Elsa Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall in Taylor County, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 65 MPH.
Credit: WZDX Weather

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tropical Storm Elsa has made landfall in Taylor County, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 65 MPH. As Elsa moves across the western and northern Florida Peninsula today, heavy rainfall may result in considerable flash, urban, and isolated moderate river flooding. Heavy rainfall across southeast Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and southeastern Virginia may result in isolated flash and urban flooding, with considerable flash and urban flooding possible across southeast Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Heavy rainfall across the Northeast and New England Thursday and Friday could lead to isolated flash and urban flooding.

There is still a danger of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the west coast of Florida today, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for that area. Tropical storm conditions will continue today across portions of the northeast Gulf coast within the warning area.

Although the center of Elsa is expected to remain inland of the coastline from Georgia through the Carolinas during the next day or two, tropical storm conditions are expected along much of the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. Tropical storm conditions are also possible along the coast of the mid-Atlantic states by Thursday night or Friday.