A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Eastern Shore, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. Tropical Storm Elsa continues to trek toward the region and the Delmarva Peninsula with the potential for top winds, flash floods, and heavy rain. The storm could start impacting the Shore late Thursday and early Friday morning. Elsa currently has 45 miles per hour winds and will bring heavy rain to the region, consistent with the National Weather Service. The tropical storm also will make maritime conditions hazardous and will sprout more extreme weather including tornadoes, consistent with the weather service. The tropical storm warning has been issued for Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties also as parts of Delaware.
Parts of the region were previously under a tropical storm watch. The storm warning alongside a flash flood watch starts at 5 p.m. Thursday and runs until noon on Friday, consistent with an awareness of residents sent by the town of St. Michaels. “Talbot County is under a tropical storm warning, and a flash flood watch from 5 p.m. today until noon tomorrow,” the town said in its communications. Talbot County Department of Emergency Services said the world could see heavy rain and flooding. “We could see 1-3 inches of rain, 40 mph winds, and isolated flash flooding.
there’s a small chance for isolated tornadic activity and tidal flooding. We could start to ascertain impacts as early as this afternoon, lasting through Friday morning,” the agency said during a statement. The National Weather Service said the storm which is moving through the Carolinas and Virginia could bring the maximum amount of 4 inches of rain to parts of the Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey. The storm is additionally expected to impact Atlantic beaches along the East Coast also because of the NY City area.