Tropical Storm Elsa: Special tropical update for NJ, Long Island and New England: a.m. Friday 9 July 2021

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Tropical Storm Warnings from the NJ coast northeastward to Cape Cod MA. Primary hazards are winds gusting 40-50 mph along the immediate coastline and 2-4 inches of rain that may cause some flash flooding. Strongest winds will be over Cape Cod MA later today.

Tropical Storm Elsa is near Atlantic City NJ this morning. Elsa is moving to the northeast at 31 mph; its maximum sustained wind speeds are 50 mph along the coast.

Elsa is moving quickly towards New England. By this afternoon Elsa will be the to the north of Cape Cod MA and no longer a tropical cyclone.

If you are along or the to east of Elsa’s path, expect 6-12 hours of heavy rain with 2-4 inches falling and some flash flooding. If you are on the immediate coastline, you will see a few hours of gusty winds, with gusts reaching 35-50 mph. Strongest winds today will likely be felt over Cape Cod MA.

This is my final summary for Elsa.

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