Deteriorating Conditions for the Carolinas Tonight

Elsa is set to track a bit more west than last expected, which would put her over central NC and SC. Still, the main impacts are along and to the right of the storm center. Thus, central and parts of eastern NC/SC will be impacted late tonight with heavy rain and up to 55 mph gusts in spots.

This system is expected to move off the VA coast on Thursday morning, and it could be windy with tropical storm-force gusts. Prepare for possible power outages if you are in these areas.

The latest GFS model shows Elsa tracking up through the Carolinas late tonight and into the early morning hour tomorrow (Thursday):

This will be a fast moving storm so the effects will not last long. But they could be impactful since the winds could gust high.

Travel late tonight and early tomorrow morning is discouraged, as conditions will deteriorate overnight.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!