The storm is supposed to start tonight and go through all the way to Monday.
Storm Elsa has already made its way over from the East as it approached the northern Golf Coast of Florida. The state is currently bracing itself for Elsa, previously a hurricane that has weakened to a topical storm.
— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) July 7, 2021
So what does that mean for late Wednesday through Thursday, where Elsa will quickly make its way across the Carolinas?
• Overnight, the track of Elsa shifted westward slightly which resulted in a westward expansion of the rain, wind, and tornado threats across NC. Tropical Storm Elsa is currently forecast to be a low-end tropical storm as quickly it tracks over the Carolinas. pic.twitter.com/mesTruOfTp
— NC Emergency Management (@NCEmergency) July 7, 2021
The Carolinas are being told to brace themselves, and the Carolinas coasts are on heavy watch, with life threatening rip currents and some tornados forecasted. But Elsa’s current trajectory shows that it will likely remain a tropical storm without advancing to a higher level.
Charlotteans should be prepared for heavy rain, winds up to 40mph, and possible flooding over the next couple of days as Elsa makes her way through the state.