This is the latest map of the track of Tropical Storm Elsa from the National Hurricane Center. Wednesday, July 7, 11:00 PM
Note the center of the storm will pass over our area around 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 8; Elsa is rated a Tropical Storm — winds over 39 MPH.
Rain is expected to start in our area around 10:00 AM Thursday, July 8, becoming heavier until departing our area around 5:00 AM, Friday, July 9
Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service, Wakefield, VA — as of 11:30 PM, Wednesday, July 7.
Tropical Storm Elsa Local Statement Advisory Number 32 National Weather Service Wakefield VA AL052021 1130 PM EDT Wed Jul 7 2021 This product covers CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE **ELSA IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...AND SOUTHEAST MARYLAND LATE THURSDAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning for Accomack, Bertie, Camden, Chesapeake, Chowan, Dorchester, Eastern Currituck, Gates, Gloucester, Hampton/Poquoson, Hertford, Inland Worcester, Lancaster, Maryland Beaches, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northampton, Northumberland, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Somerset, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Western Currituck, Westmoreland, Wicomico, and York * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Accomack, Bertie, Camden, Chesapeake, Chowan, Dorchester, Eastern Currituck, Gates, Gloucester, Hampton/Poquoson, Hertford, Inland Worcester, Lancaster, Maryland Beaches, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northampton, Northumberland, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Somerset, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Western Currituck, Westmoreland, Wicomico, and York * STORM INFORMATION: - About 590 miles southwest of Ocean City MD or about 480 miles southwest of Norfolk VA - 32.1N 82.3W - Storm Intensity 45 mph - Movement North-northeast or 25 degrees at 16 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ Tropical Storm Elsa continues to track across Georgia late this evening and will then track northeast into the Carolinas later tonight into Thursday morning. Elsa is then forecast to move across northern North Carolina and eastern Virginia Thursday evening into Thursday night, before moving northeast of the Delmarva coast Friday morning. Heavy rain bands and embedded thunderstorms are expected to overspread the region Thursday and continue into Thursday night. 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is forecast across much of central and eastern Virginia, in addition to the Lower Eastern Shore. Locally higher amounts up to 5 inches are possible in these locations. Heavy rainfall will result in a threat of localized flash flooding. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the above mentioned areas. Tropical storm force wind gusts are expected to develop along/near coastal portions of northeast North Carolina, eastern Virginia, and southeast Maryland Thursday evening into Thursday night. This could lead to some downed trees and scattered power outages. There is the potential for minor tidal flooding in areas along the north side of the Albemarle and Currituck Sound (including Back Bay in Virginia Beach) from late Thursday into Thursday night. In addition, minor tidal flooding is possible on the bay side of the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore and in portions of the Virginia Northern Neck adjacent to the tidal Potomac. Additionally, a few tornadoes will be possible Thursday into Thursday night across northeast North Carolina, southeast/eastern Virginia, and southeast Maryland, which could lead to locally enhanced damage. Dangerous marine conditions are expected to develop by Thursday evening with strong winds and seas building to 6 to 9 feet.