Tropical Storm Elsa Nearing Lesser Antilles – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Elsa approaches the Lesser Antilles.

At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was 70 miles east-southeast of Barbados.

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Elsa is moving west-northwest near 45 km / h with sustained winds of 60 mph. The tropical gale force winds now extend outward for up to 140 miles from the center.

On the forecast route, Elsa will pass near or over parts of the Leeward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday morning, across the eastern Caribbean Sea on late Friday and near the south coast of Hispaniola on Saturday. Elsa is slated to move to the vicinity of Jamaica and parts of eastern Cuba by Sunday.

A Hurricane clock applies to:

  • Southern part of Haiti from Port Au Prince to the southern border with the Dominican Republic

A Tropical storm warning applies to:

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  • Barbados
  • Martinique
  • st. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • The south coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the border with Haiti
  • The entire coast of Haiti

A Tropical storm clock applies to:

  • Grenada and its dependencies
  • Saba and Saint Eustatius
  • Jamaica

South Florida is also included in the forecast lane, so we need to watch them closely over the weekend.

Elsa is not currently expected to pose a hurricane threat to South Florida. His next approach would be next Monday through Tuesday, but it’s too early to say what impact we’ll see.

We all need to remain vigilant and aware.

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Tropical Storm Elsa is now the earliest fifth known storm ever recorded.

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