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Elsa dubbed the first Atlantic hurricane for the 2021 season



Credit: NOAA

Elsa was raised to hurricane status on Friday where winds reached speeds of 75 miles per hour, pushing it into a category 1 level.

The storm threatens to bring floods and landslides in the Caribbean area and has the potential to impact the Florida area early next week. The current path of the storm is still being tracked on a west-northwest direction but some meteorologists expect the storm to weaken as its path turns to a more northward direction before hitting Florida.

As of 9 a.m. Friday, Elsa is reporting windspeeds of 75 miles per hour and moving west northwest at 28 miles per hour, according to NOAA.

Elsa was named on July 1 and holds the record as the earliest E-named storm in the Atlantic basin since Edouard, which formed July 6, 2020.

We will continue to monitor this storm.


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