Tropical Storm Elsa is no threat to Sebastian or Indian River County at this time

Tropical Storm Elsa
Tropical Storm Elsa

Tropical Storm Elsa is now moving into Cuba and expected to travel up Florida’s west coast on Tuesday. Elsa will make landfall near Tampa early Wednesday.

Elsa is no threat to Sebastian or Indian River County as it is forecast to travel north along Florida’s west coast starting Tuesday.

“Heavy rain will impact the Cayman Islands and Cuba today, resulting in significant flooding and mudslides over Cuba,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a statement.

Elsa is located about 165 miles from Havana, Cuba. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is moving northwest at 14 mph.

“On the forecast track, Elsa is expected to move across central and western Cuba later today and pass near the Florida Keys early Tuesday. Elsa is then forecast to move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday,” the NHC said in a statement.

Sebastian is expected to get a lot of rain in the forecast with maximum sustained winds of about 20 mph early Tuesday as Elsa passes through Florida.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up living on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, he moved back to Florida and settled in Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.