1 p.m. update: Tropical Storm Elsa makes landfall

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 4:52 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in lightly populated Taylor County , with a maximum sustained winds clocking 65 mph.

Rain totals so far include: 1.44 inches at SRQ; 0.97 inches in Palmetto; 2.49 inches in south Sarasota; 2.40 inches in Lakewood Ranch; 6.25 inches at North Port; 4.53inches in Arcadia; 5.90 in Ona and 6.56 recorded in Punta Gorda.

Strongest winds at SRQ were reported at 11 p.m., gusting to 54 mph. Winds this morning will hold near 20 to 25 mph, with higher gusts. Additional rain of a half inch or more is still possible Wednesday as the storm moves north.

11am update
11am update(Station)

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