Elsa will make landall over the Northern Florida Gulf coast this morning.
Based on the forecast track, Elsa could make landfall between 10 and 11 am. It could happen anywhere between Horseshoe Beach and Perry, which is West of Cedar Key, Florida. NHC is maintaining the Hurricane Warning for the area where landfall is expected to happen since some re-strengthening could take place.
On the forecast track, Elsa will then move across the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States through Thursday. Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in effect from Georgia through Virginia.
As far as South Florida is concerned, Elsa could bring in an occasional outer band producing isolated downpours and storms. However, our main focal point for storms will be due to the daytime heat and sea breeze collisions. High temperatures will range in the upper 80’s to low 90’s.
By Thursday, high pressure builds in from the Western Atlantic Ocean and some Saharan Dust as well. Therefore, conditions will be more seasonable and typical for South Florida. Look for morning sunshine and isolated passing shower on the breeze. By the afternoon, as temperatures rise, we will see inland showers and storms. Coastal areas should be dry. South Florida waters will be calmer and more favorable if you plan on going out on your boat.
Rip current risk increases over the weekend.
Have a great day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
WSVN Channel 7