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Tropical Storm Elsa evening update July 1, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa evening update July 1, 2021
Tropical Storm Elsa at 5 p.m., July 1, 2021. The cone shows the likely arrival time of tropical force winds. (NOAA)

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The tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados.

At 5 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 11.2N longitude 53.8W or about 410 miles (660km) eastsoutheast of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph or 75km/h with higher gusts.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) mainly to the north of the center.

Elsa is currently moving towards the west (280 degrees) at 29 mph (46 km/h).

An even faster motion towards the west-northwest is expected over the next 48 hours. On its current forecast track, the centre of Tropical Storm Elsa should pass about 30 miles (48km) to the south of Barbados on Friday morning. Previous forecasts indicated 40 miles.

Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast across Barbados on Friday. Watches or warnings for flash-flooding may be issued from Thursday evening.

The next advisory will be at 8 p.m. (PR/SAT)