[Update 07/06/2021 2:00PM]:
Tropical Storm Elsa
What we know:
Heavy rainfall will impact Cuba today resulting in significant flooding and mudslides. As Elsa moves near or along the Western Peninsula through Wednesday, heavy rainfall may result in isolated flash, urban, and minor river flooding, with considerable flash and urban flooding possible in Southwest and Western portions of Florida. Mid to late week, heavy rainfall across coastal Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Southeastern Virginia may result in isolated flash and urban flooding, with considerable flash and urban flooding possible across coastal Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
There is a danger of a life-threatening storm surge along portions of the West Coast of Florida Tonight and Wednesday, and a Storm Surge Warning is in effect for that area.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Georgia Coast and portions of the South Carolina coast, where tropical storm conditions are possible late Wednesday and early Thursday
What is the likelihood of it gaining strength?
Hurricane conditions are expected tonight and early Wednesday along a portion of the west coast of Florida, where a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Tropical Storm conditions are occurring across portions of the Florida Keys and are expected to spread northward along much of the West Coast of the state through Wednesday morning, where a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect.