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Elsa strengthens to hurricane, Florida still in the forecast cone

July 2, 2021

We now have our first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic tropical storm season, as tropical storm Elsa has intensified as anticipated and now becomes hurricane Elsa, with the forecast still bringing the storm towards Florida over the coming days.

Hurricane Elsa is forecast to head through the Caribbean with a number of islands in its path, including some of the windward islands, as well as Haiti and Cuba, with Jamaica also not far away from Elsa’s expected track.

Currently, hurricane Elsa has sustained winds of 75 mph and higher gusts, but some forecast models now expect intensification over the next couple of days, with a category 2 hurricane seen as possible.

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