July 2, 2021
Elsa has become the first hurricane on the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
Hurricane Elsa will barrel into the Caribbean Friday, where warnings have been issued for the Windward Islands.
Residents of the Caribbean and Florida should track the progress of Elsa closely through the holiday weekend.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Elsa was centered about 40 mph miles west of Barbados as of Friday morning. A sustained wind of 74 mph and gust of 86 mph was measured on Barbados early Friday.