The National Weather Service of Wilmington released its first briefing for Tropical Storm Elsa in the Caribbean. Currently, the cone of uncertainty has Southeastern North Carolina in its path.
In the release, the NWS of Wilmington stated, “It is still too early to tell regarding any local impacts.”
The briefing states Elsa has weakened this morning to tropical storm strength and is moving quickly West North West across the Caribbean. The storm is forecasted to weaken further as it interacts with land over the next 48 hours.
Long-range forecasts can change significantly. Continue monitoring for the latest information.
Any impacts for the Carolinas, if they occur, would be middle of next week.
Remember, it is never too early to prepare.
NOTE: Do not focus on the exact track.
Impacts can occur well outside the area enclosed by the cone.