Portions of Florida’s southwest coast under Tropical Storm Watch

Portions of Florida’s southwest coast under Tropical Storm Watch

Miami, Fl (treasurecoast.com) -Tropical Storm Elsa slows as it moves toward Jamaica. Forecasters say there is potential to see impacts across Florida.

A Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the Florida Keys from Craig Key westward to the Dry Tortugas.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located 50 miles north of Kingston, Jamaica, according to forecasters. Elsa was moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph with maximum sustained winds at 60 mph.

Forecasters say Elsa will slow down even more throughout the day Sunday, as it changes directions northwest into Monday.

Elsa is expected to make a move near Jamaica and portions of eastern Cuba on Sunday.

The National Hurricane Center expects the hurricane to move across central and western Cuba, toward the Florida Straits by Monday. Elsa is forecasted to move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecasters say Elsa may weaken slightly while moving across Cuba on Sunday into Monday, before seeing a slight strengthening over the Florida Straits.


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