Tropical storm Elsa has been causing some damage in Cuba and Florida these past few days.
Tropical Storm Warning For Cape May County
With its current path becoming more define, we are seeing a change in our last news story about its effects on New Jersey.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical-storm-force winds are expected with the next 36 hours.
According to National Weather Service in Mount Holly, Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to move across the Mid-Atlantic region Thursday evening into Friday morning.
Elsa will bring 2-4 inches of rainfall with the highest threat being over the I-95 corridor along with areas south and east. This amount of rain at once could cause flash flooding in some areas.
Southern portions of the eastern shore of southern/coastal New Jersey will Tropical-storm-force winds. The winds gusts could reach speeds up to 57 mph. However, there is a chance these strong winds could reach farther inland which could see up to 40 mph gusts.
There is the potential for dangerous conditions due to tropical-storm-force winds and seas 6-9 feet in all coastal and nearshore waters, including the Delaware Bay.
The timing of the rain is after high tide so don’t expect to see a storm surge.
The biggest thing for us to worry about is tornados. With the way, the winds are moving the opens us up to somewhat favorable situations for tornadoes, according to the Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department.
Please be prepared. While this isn’t a major storm the wind is nothing to joke about.
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