Tropical Storm Elsa Types within the Atlantic Ocean – CBS St John

MIAMI (CBSSt John) – After a busy start to the 2021 hurricane season, we now have our fifth named storm.

Tropical storm Elsa is the earliest fifth-named storm that has ever been recorded.

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At 8 a.m., the center of the storm was 780 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands.


The storm was moving west near 25 with sustained winds of 40 mph. Tropical gale force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

On the forecast route, the system will travel near or over parts of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on Friday, penetrate the eastern Caribbean on late Friday and Friday evening, and move near the south coast of Hispaniola on Saturday.

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A Tropical storm warning applies to:

  • Barbados
  • Martinique
  • st. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical storm clock applies to:

  • Guadeloupe
  • Grenada and its dependencies

In parts of the Windward and southern Leeward Islands within the warning areas, tropical storms are expected on Friday. Tropical storms are possible in the guard areas on Friday.

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The system will produce precipitation totals of 3 to 6 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches on Friday in the Windward and southern Leeward Islands, including Barbados. This rain can lead to individual flash floods and mudslides.

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