Elsa will hug the coast continuing Northward where some weakening could take place. However, NHC thinks that sometime Friday morning it could soak up heat energy from the Atlantic and strengthen with winds up to 50 mph, coming close to our nations capital. On the forecast track, Atlantic City, New York and even Boston could see heavy rain and gusty winds through Friday evening. Then Elsa will move through the Canadian Maritimes where it is forecast to dissipate.
Here are all the watches and warnings that are in place. A tropical storm warning was issued for portions of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.
South Florida today will transitions into a more typical pattern. As high pressure moves in from the Atlantic and Elsa moves away, there will still be enough moisture in the air to produce scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. By Friday, Saharan Dust arrives to lower rain chances a bit, but turn up the heat. This will be our longest stretch of drier conditions with plenty of sun. Next week the pattern turns wetter.
Have a wonderful day South Florida and make it a safe one!
Meteorologist, AMS Certified
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