Tropical Storm Elsa sure is taking her time. As of the 8am update, Elsa is moving NNW at 12 mph. She’s currently ruining what could have been a beautiful day of fishing in the Keys as she heads up north. Likely landfall is just north of Tampa as a Tropical Storm or a low-end category one. Most of the models have it as a TS, but Elsa regaining hurricane strength is possible.
We’ll be dealing with some wind and rain today. There’s always a chance of this thing spinning off a tornado so don’t get complacent. If you live in a low lying area, storm surge is a real possibility.
Here’s some more on that:
SWFL is under a Tropical Storm Warning. It’s coming.
Tropical Storm #Elsa is moving just west of Key West this morning. The main area of rain and gusty winds will overspreading the Fort Myers area later this morning, and then expand northward over the rest of west-central Florida through this evening and overnight. #flwx pic.twitter.com/Ei3yeMVaUm— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) July 6, 2021