Tracking the Tropics: Elsa Remains a Tropical Storm. Moves up Carolina Coast tonight.

Tracking the Tropics

10 PM Update:
As Elsa moves across southeastern Georgia, rainfall amounts are climbing. Radar indicated totals range from 2 inches to locally heavy amounts near 7 inches. Several tornado warnings were issued Wednesday night and damage has been reported. Survey crews will assess those areas Thursday.

Heavy rainfall still remains the biggest concern as Elsa move into South Carolina tonight. A spin up tornado cannot be ruled out.

Alabama will be largely left alone by Elsa, but we will feel the indirect impacts. Elsa is grabbing a lot of the Atlantic moisture and sending it to Alabama, and that moisture rich air is laying the foundation. While a front moves in from the west and begins to make the air unstable, we have plenty of wet air to produces numerous showers and storms. Again, not a direct impact of Elsa, but a side effect of Elsa will be Alabama’s uptick in the number of storms over the next couple of days.

By Friday Elsa will be moving across the New England states. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the southern New England states and New York by Friday.

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