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Elsa rides north along mid-Atlantic; major local effects ending

A few trailing showers or storms around
Posted at 5:41 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 17:04:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — After reaching the eastern Big Bend landscape Wednesday morning, tropical storm Elsa is taking a steady path out of the region late Wednesday night.

The weakening tropical storm can still produce peak winds of 40 mph. Its center is approaching the Savannah River region early Thursday morning.

All tropical storm warnings have been lifted for the local area.

Through Thursday morning, areas of clouds will linger, and passing light to moderate showers are possible. Winds will be well below 20 mph. The onshore wind in the eastern Big Bend can keep coastal water levels elevated, perhaps up to two feet above normal tidal levels.

The risk for tornadoes will be confined to the coastal counties of Georgia and into the Carolinas, and no longer having a impact locally.

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