Tropical Cyclone Elsa is expected to flood parts of the Caribbean from Saturday as South Florida prepares for potential impacts next week.
Here’s what we know about the current location of the storm: Downgrade from Category 1 Hurricane — And where it could go next.
In the 11am update, The forecaster said Elsa It was about 350 miles east of Kingston, Jamaica, and 40 miles south of Beata, an island off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
Elsa packed her luggage at 70 mph Maximum sustained wind According to the National Hurricane Center, it traveled northwest at 29 mph.
Expected to bring tropical cyclones from the end of Saturday Heavy rain, storm surge, strong wind To the southern part of Hispaniola, home of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Jamaica may begin to see hurricane conditions on Saturday before heavy rains on Sunday. That same day, rain is expected to reach eastern Cuba and the Cayman Islands, forecasters said.
“Forecast uncertainty remains greater than usual as Elsa may interact with Hispaniola and the islands of Cuba this weekend,” said the National Hurricane Center.
“There is a risk of wind, surge and rain effects throughout South Florida, but it’s too early to determine the details due to the unreliable forecasts,” the National Weather Service’s Miami office said on Saturday morning. I said at that point.
Meteorological services urged locals to review their storm plans.