Englewood, Florida

Elsa weakened on Wednesday to a tropical storm. The track has taken the now tropical storm to Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. The storm impacted Charlotte and Sarasota counties with gusty winds and heavy rains.

Elsa’s maximum sustained winds stood at 65 mph (100 kph) early Wednesday. Its core was about 50 miles (75 kilometers) south southwest of Cedar Key. It was moving north at 14 mph (22 kmh), according to the National Hurricane Center.

Forecasters predict that Elsa will move inland Florida then move on to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before heading out in the Atlantic Ocean by Friday.

Most business and government office will resume operations today.