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Tropical Storm Elsa Heading Up East Coast, May Effect Hampton Roads Later This Week

NWS Wakefield issued updated guidance on July 6, 2021, predicting that Tropical Storm Elsa would make its way up the southern east coast of the United States (Courtesy of NWS Wakefield)

WAKEFIELD — On Monday, July 5, 2021 at 5 p.m., National Weather Service (NWS) in  Wakefield, Va. issued updated guidance regarding its predictions for Tropical Storm Elsa, including that it is predicted to make its way up the southeastern coast of the United States and impact the Hampton Roads area.

The storm, which is currently a 50 mph tropical storm, has crossed over western Cuba and is moving northwest at 14 mph.

Elsa is expected to make a second landfall in Florida and predicted to track near the southeast coast of the United States on Wednesday through that night. The storm is then expected to track across northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia (to include Hampton Roads) on Thursday (July 8) through that evening.

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In the July 5 guidance released by NWS Wakefield, there is potential in Hampton Roads for there to be heavy rainfall and dangerous rip currents during that time.

For more information regarding Tropical Storm Elsa, visit the website for the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center or the for Tropical Page for the National Weather Service.

WYDaily will continue to keep you informed on all storm-related news and how it could potentially impact the local region. 

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