Elsa moving toward Chesapeake Bay after bringing heavy rain to North Carolina, Virginia

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Posted at 5:07 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 00:26:04-04

Tropical Storm Elsa is moving toward the Chesapeake Bay after bringing heavy rain to North Carolina and Virginia Thursday.

As off 11 p.m. Thursday, the storm is located about 50 miles NNW of Norfolk and about 170 miles SW of Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is moving toward the northeast at 25 mph.

On the forecast track, Elsa will pass through the eastern mid-Atlantic states tonight and move near or over the northeastern United States on Friday and Friday night. The system should move over Atlantic Canada by Friday night and Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is expected through Friday, and Elsa is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles, mostly southeast of the center. A WeatherFlow station on Pamlico Sound recently reported a sustained wind of 46 mph gusting to 58 mph.

As of 11 p.m., Thursday, July 8:

Location: 37.6°N 76.5°W

Moving: NE at 25 mph

Min pressure: 1002 mb

Max sustained winds: 50 mph

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