Elsa 5-Day Cone | July 6, 2021 8:00am

Tropical Storm Elsa Hits The Gulf | CAT365

July 6, 2021 | Chad Trosper, BPMP

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If you haven’t heard, Elsa has been traveling the Atlantic for the past week+.

During this time, she went from a wave off the African coast, to a tropical storm, then to a hurricane, and now back to a tropical storm just northwest of Cuba.

Before we get into the tracking, I wanted to point out some records set by Elsa.

1: Earliest E named storm

2: Earliest system to develop off the African coast

So what does Elsa have in her future? Well, here is where we are currently:

  • TS with winds @ 60mph, Headed NNW @ 12mph
  • Expected to track along the Florida East Coast through Tuesday
  • Landfall slated for early Wednesday morning north of Cedar Key

Elsa 5-Day Cone | July 6, 2021 8:00am

Overall, 99% of models agree on Elsa’s remaining a tropical storm through landfall, but there is one model that has shown a brief strengthening just before landfall.  Regardless, it’s the Gulf, and we should always watch Gulf systems closely, since they can sometimes throw you a curve ball.

Stay tuned.