Local authorities are issuing warnings before Tropical Storm Elsa.
A tropical storm watch has been extended, to include Charlotte County, north along the west coast of Florida from Flamingo (Monroe County) to the Anclote River (Pasco County). Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the watch area along the west coast of Florida beginning Monday night. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the west coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River.
Please don’t focus on the centerline of the cone, there is still uncertainty to the forecast. Continue to monitor the storm, prepare and stay up to date on the latest storm information. The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 11 p.m. EDT with an intermediate advisory at 8 p.m. EDT – www.hurricanes.gov