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Elsa Now A Category 1 Hurricane With Florida In Its Forecast. Hurricane Watch For Haiti

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The Miami Herald
Tropical Storm Elsa still has Florida in its sights for early next week, but the National Hurricane Center stressed that the forecast is uncertain this far out.

Tropical Storm Elsa strengthened into a hurricane early Friday, and it still has Florida in sight for early next week, although the National Hurricane Center stressed that the forecast is uncertain this far out.

Closer targets, like the Lesser Antilles, are undoubtedly in the path of the storm. They’re bracing for several inches of rain and winds as strong as 75 mph, with higher gusts.

In South Florida, officials overseeing the search-and-rescue effort at Champlain Towers South are keeping an eye on Elsa as a possible disruption. At a Thursday evening news conference, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Division Director Charles Cyrille urged residents to check their hurricane supplies

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.