Tropical Storm Elsa forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Elsa has formed in the tropical Atlantic and is more than 3,000 miles from Texas.

Its current track takes it into the Caribbean and eventually toward Florida next week, but we’ll just have to see how it interacts with the Caribbean islands and whether that disrupts its development.

At this time, there are no direct impacts expected for Texas. The majority of the reliable computer models keep this system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, a concern for Florida at the start of next week.

While warm water temperatures make it favorable for possible intensification and organization, the upper level winds will create shear over the next several days and should keep the system from rapid strengthening. 


The 5-day forecast does not strengthen the system into a hurricane. There is still lots of time and uncertainty with this system so stay connected with FOX 26 for updates from Your Gulf Coast Weather Authority.

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