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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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Southern California beaches reopen, as oil spill cleanup continues

Oil spill cleanup workers search for contaminated sand and seaweed at Huntington Beach in California on Oct. 9. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A Southern California coastal area closed since one of the largest oil spills in the state's recent history struck over a week ago reopened Monday, as cleanup efforts continue.

The latest: Huntington Beach's reopening Monday came sooner than many expected, after water quality tests came back with no detectable levels of oil associated toxins in the ocean water, AP reports.

Biden says Russia likely to invade Ukraine

President Biden addressed the brewing conflict between Russia and Ukraine during a press briefing Wednesday, saying of Russian President Vladimir Putin, "my guess is he will move in."

Why it matters: U.S. officials have issued a series of warnings about Russia's threatening military buildup on the border with Ukraine, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying in Kyiv earlier Wednesday that Russia could invade "on very short notice."

Biden challenges GOP agenda: "What are Republicans for?"

President Biden pushed back against Republican efforts to obstruct his agenda during a press conference Wednesday, asking "What are Republicans for?"

Why it matters: Biden's speech comes as he approaches one year in office, facing low polling numbers and a stalled agenda.

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