Storm Elsa is approaching Florida. Where is the storm warning?

Storm Elsa is approaching Florida. Where is the storm warning?

As storm Elsa approaches Florida -Keys, a tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of central Florida. Specifically, it operates in Sumter County and parts of Marion County.

Forecasters said the center of the tropical storm was located 50 miles southwest of Key West at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Elsa was moving north and northwest at about 12 mph with maximum winds of 60 mph.

Elsa is predicted to pass Tuesday morning near the Florida Keys.

The storm is then expected to pass near or over parts of Florida's west coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center also reports that several tornadoes are possible in parts of Florida on Tuesday and continue until Wednesday.

JUST IN: Tropical Storm WARNINGS have now been posted for Sumter County and most of Marion County.

— Kellianne Klass WESH (@KellianneWX) July 6, 2021

The Florida Keys and the southwestern and western parts of the Florida peninsula are forecast to see 3 to 5 inches of rain, which could rise to 8 inches tomorrow.

The rest of Florida is not expected must exceed 6 inches.

Tropical Storm Elsa from the @Space_Station today. Stay safe everyone.

— Megan McArthur (@Astro_Megan) July 4, 2021

Hurricane warning currently in effect during Florida:

  • from Egmont Key to Steinhatchee

Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Florida:

  • in the Florida Keys, from Craig Key in the west to Dry Tortugas
  • in the Cuban provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, Havana and Artemis
  • on the west coast, north and west to the river Okhlokoni