At 11 p.m. Monday, the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located 20 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba. Elsa was moving toward the northwest near 14 mph with maximum sustained winds at 60 mph. Elsa is expected to pass just west of the Florida Keys on Tuesday.
After Elsa passes the Florida Keys, the storm will strengthen as it moves near or over portions of Florida’s west coast on Tuesday and Wednesday. Landfall along the northwest coast of Florida Wednesday morning. The storm will then move across northern Florida before soaking southern Georgia and the Carolinas.
So far, July is off to a mild, wet start. Temperatures have run 5 degrees below average, and we’ve already had almost 3 inches of rain. Indianapolis has seen five 90-degree days so far this summer, and this will be a warm week with a daily chance for rain and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 90 on Tuesday and Wednesday and in the 80s through the weekend.
Tropical Storm Elsa has moved across western Cuba and has reached the Strait of Florida.
Tropical Storm Elsa will likely make landfall in Florida this week.
So far, this has been a mild month.
This will be a warm week.