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

Tropical Storm Elsa is currently moving from North Carolina to Virginia, where up to four inches of rain are expected, with isolated totals of up to six inches, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday evening.

Catch up quick: Elsa killed at least one person in Florida after making landfall in the state and unleashing a suspected tornado that wounded 10 others at a Navy base campground in southeast Georgia on Wednesday, AP reports.

State of play: Flash flood warnings were issued in New York Thursday evening. Tornadoes are possible in the eastern Carolinas and southeastern Virginia.

  • Elsa weakened over Georgia, but it still packed 45 mph winds as it moved over the center of the state at 2 a.m. Thursday, per the NHC. Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Little River Inlet, South Carolina, to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey.

What to watch: Elsa is expected to sweep up the Mid-Atlantic and reach New England by Friday, bringing with it heavy rains.

Rain covers the Empire State Building in New York July 8 as Elsa approached. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images
People run from the rain in the Chelsea area of New York on July 8. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images
Huge clouds over Manhattan view as 'Hurricane Elsa' approaches in New York. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A truck drives through a flooded street after Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall nearby on July 7 in Steinhatchee, Florida. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
A dog stands in the middle of 1st Avenue after Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall nearby on July 7 in Steinhatchee, Florida. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
Power crews restore electricity after Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall nearby on July 7 in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
A man watches as Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall on July 7 in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
Fishermen in Havana, Cuba secure their boats to land ahead of the passage of Tropical Storm Elsa on July 5. Photo: Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details on the storm.

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Rare "high-risk" flash flood alert issued as Nicholas nears Louisiana

A street flooded after Tropical Storm Nicholas moved through Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Southwest Louisiana faces a "high risk" of flash flooding from Tropical Depression Nicholas on Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service warned.

Why it matters: Such "high risk" outlooks are rarely issued anywhere in the U.S. There's also a medium risk of flash-flooding in New Orleans, which is still reeling from Hurricane Ida striking the state last month.

GOP Rep. Gonzalez retires in face of Trump-backed primary

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R) Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R) announced his retirement on Thursday, declining to run against a Trump-backed primary challenger in 2022.

Why it matters: Gonzalez has suffered politically since siding with House Democrats to impeach the 45th president after the Capitol riot.

Swing voters oppose Texas abortion law

Protesters at a rally at the Texas State Capitol. Photo: Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images

All 10 swing voters in Axios’ latest focus groups — including those who described themselves as "pro-life" — said they oppose Texas' new anti-abortion law.

Why it matters: If their responses reflect larger patterns in U.S. society, this could hurt Republicans with women and independents in next year's midterm elections. The swing voters cited overreach, invasion of privacy and concerns about frivolous lawsuits jamming up the courts.

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