Jul 7, 2021 - Science

Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall along Florida Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall on July 7, 2021 in Cedar Key, Florida.

Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall on July 7 in Cedar Key, Fla. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Elsa is making landfall along the North Florida gulf coast Wednesday, bringing along heavy rainfall and strong winds per the National Hurricane Center.

State of play: Elsa weakened from a marginal Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm early Wednesday, but hurricane force winds remain a possibility.

  • The storm surge watch for the Florida Gulf Coast has been discontinued, per the NHC.
  • A tropical storm watch extended northward along the mid-Atlantic coast to up through New Jersey.

What to watch: Elsa is expected to continue northward through this afternoon.

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