Tracking The Tropics: Elsa Weakening, Nearing Jamaica

Tracking the Tropics

7AM Update: Elsa continues to track west/northwest through the Caribbean. Winds have decreased to 65 mph. It will continue to move quickly to the west today as a tropical storm. Then it will weaken a bit as it moves across Cuba tonight, then emerge into the Florida Straits/SE Gulf of Mexico on Monday night as a tropical storm. 

The latest forecast from the NHC shows Elsa moving up the west coast of Florida Tuesday and making landfall north of Tampa Wednesday morning. However, it will have to survive its track across the Caribbean and over the mountainous islands. For Alabama, we are not expecting any significant impacts from Elsa.

One guarantee, Elsa will not disrupt your 4th of July plans. Right now, enjoy your 4th of July Weekend, but check back for updates starting Monday morning.

That’s all for now!  Be sure to follow the CBS 42 Storm Team on:

Facebook: Chief Meteorologist Ashley GannMeteorologist Dave NussbaumMeteorologist Griffin Hardy and Meteorologist Michael Haynes

Twitter: @Gannweather, @Dave_Nussbaum@GriffinHardyWX@MichaelHaynes for more Birmingham weather updates anytime!

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