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Storm Surge Warnings in place for the Suncoast as Elsa passes over Havana

8 p.m. update
Here is the 8 p.m. Elsa forecast cone from the National Hurricane Center
Here is the 8 p.m. Elsa forecast cone from the National Hurricane Center(WWSB)
Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 7:14 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2021 at 8:05 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - As of 8 p.m. the National Hurricane Center is reporting that Tropical Storm Elsa is pouring rain east over Havana.

For the Suncoast and most of the the gulf, Storm Surge Warnings have been issued. These are still in effect from Bonita Beach northward to the Aucilla River including the Suncoast and Tampa Bay. Multiple closings are coming in across the Suncoast.

Elsa is expected to track south of the lower Florida Keys Tuesday morning.

There will be a marginal risk of tornados as the tropical cyclone moves past and seas will become very rough, building to 14-foot wave action on the near Gulf waters.

By 8 p.m., Elsa’s maximum sustained winds were holding at 50 mph (85 kph).

Conditions will worsen tomorrow. Stay tuned to ABC7 as we continue to update you on Elsa.

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