Tropical Storm ELSA moves closer to the North Florida Gulf Coast.

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At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was
located by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft and NWS
Doppler radars near latitude 29.2 North, longitude 83.6 West.  Elsa
is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a general
northward motion is expected to continue through this afternoon.  A
turn toward the north-northeast is expected late this afternoon or
tonight, followed by a faster northeastward motion by late Thursday.
On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the north
Florida Gulf coast by late this morning or this afternoon.  The
storm should then move across the southeastern and mid-Atlantic
United States through Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Little change in strength is likely until landfall later
today. Weakening will begin after Elsa moves inland later today.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km)
from the center. A C-MAN station at Cedar Key, Florida, recently
measured a sustained wind of 41 mph (66 km/h) gusting to 51 mph (66km/h).
The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force Hurricane
Hunter observations is 999 mb (29.50 inches).
Vipir 6 Alert Days are in effect for Wednesday and Thursday for Elsa. Be sure to stay with NewsChannel 6 for the latest updates on Elsa.

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