American Lifeguard Association live on Weather Channel regarding unsafe water conditions along the East Coast due to Tropical Storm Elsa. Tropical storm warnings were in effect along parts of the East Coast as far north as Massachusetts.
Tropical Storm Elsa Moves Up East Coast. Tropical Storm Elsa delivered heavy rain and high winds as it moved up the East Coast of the United States on Thursday, a day after the storm made landfall in Florida and unleashed a tornado in Georgia. According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 5 p.m. Thursday, Elsa was about 125 miles west southwest of Norfolk, Va., and moving northeast at 21 miles per hour.
Up to four inches of rain was expected in parts of North Carolina, with isolated totals of up to six inches, and tornadoes were possible in the eastern Carolinas and southeastern Virginia, the center said. With maximum sustained winds of 50 m.p.h, the storm was expected to move across the Carolinas before passing near the eastern Mid-Atlantic States by Thursday evening and into the Northeast on Friday.