Tropical Hurricane Elsa has moved across Cuba and has now landed in the warm waters of the Strait of Florida.
The system is expected to strengthen slightly over the next 24 hours on the west coast of Florida before reaching the north of Tam on Wednesday morning.
The last National Storm Center consultant increased the speed to 70 miles before moving into the interior of Elsa, which is simply embarrassing from the storm (74 miles). Thus, there is a given storm clock for the west central and Big Bend coasts of Florida.
ELSA MAKES LANDFALL IN CUBA
Tropical storm warnings apply from the Florida Keys to the Big Bend coast, and tropical storms may continue across the Keys on Tuesday night.
Once Elsa lands, she will weaken, but the risk of heavy rain and wind and tropical tornadoes will continue.
A total of 3-5 inches of rain falls along the Florida and Southeast coasts, with more than 8 inches of rain falling, especially in the Keys, southwest and west Florida, local flooding is possible.
There may also be a few short tornadoes across the Florida peninsula on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a dangerous heat continues for the West.
Extreme heat warnings apply to the Great Basin and the southwestern desert.