Elsa Has Reintensified Into a Hurricane

Elsa is Back to Hurricane Strength as it Moves Up Florida's Gulf Coast

TUESDAY ELSA UPDATE: Maximum sustained winds are now at 75 mph making Elsa once again a Category 1 hurricane. Strong tropical storm or “weak” category 1 hurricane – impacts do not change for Florida or for the WCCB area.

  • Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the west coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to the Aucilla River, including Tampa Bay
  • Hurricane Warning is in effect for Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River, Florida
  • Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for: The Dry Tortugas, the west coast of Florida from Flamingo to south of Egmont Key, north of Steinhatchee River to Ochlockonee River and from the coast of Georgia from the Mouth of the St. Marys River to Altamaha Sound.
  • Storm Surge Watch is in effect west of the Aucilla River to the Ochlockonee River, Florida
  • Tropical Storm Watch is in effect north of Altamaha Sound, Georgia, to South Santee River, South Carolina

Charlotte Dma Cam

Impacts for the WCCB Charlotte area IF there is no dramatic shift west:

RAIN:

  • 0.5”-1” North of I-85
  • 1-3”+ South of I-85
    ** The farther east/southeast you are, the higher the rain total.
  • EAST of I-95: Isolated tornadoes + 2-4 inches of rain

WIND:

  • Gusts up to 25 mph possible.

TIMING:

  • Overnight Wednesday through Thursday.

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