Tropical Storm Elsa Draws Closer to Florida, Brevard County Outside Projected Path of Elsa

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Elsa is carrying 65 mph max sustained winds

Tropical Storm Elsa is drawing closer to Florida on Monday after latest report shows the system about 200 east-southeast of Havana, Cuba.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tropical Storm Elsa is drawing closer to Florida on Monday after latest report shows the system about 200 east-southeast of Havana, Cuba.

Elsa is carrying 65 mph max sustained winds.

Elsa is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Tuesday.

Brevard County is outside the Elsa’s projected path, according to the latest report by National Hurricane Center.

Brevard County can still expect to feel the outskirts of Tropical Storm Elsa with 10-20 mph max sustained winds and some isolated thunderstorms that will develop in the local area by late Monday night and on Tuesday.

For Florida, a Storm Surge Watch is in effect for west coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River.

STORM SURGE

– Bonita Beach to Suwannee River including Tampa Bay…2 to 4 ft
– Flamingo to Bonita Beach..1 to 3 ft
– Ocean Reef to Dry Tortugas including Florida Bay…1 to 2 ft

Elsa is expected to move across central and western Cuba later today and pass near the Florida Keys early Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Elsa is then forecast to move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the following:
– The Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Mayabeque, and Havana
– The Florida Keys from Craig Key westward to the Dry Tortugas
– West coast of Florida from Flamingo to Englewood

Tropical Storm Elsa is drawing closer to Florida on Monday after latest report shows the system about 200 east-southeast of Havana, Cuba.