The tropical storm Elsa targets the Dominican Republic and Haiti

(CNN) – This Saturday Tropical Storm Elsa It will hit southern Hispaniola and Jamaica with heavy rain and strong winds and will arrive in Cuba over the weekend. Elsa threatens Sudden flood And landslides in some parts of those islands.

The forecast is low after Sunday, but Elsa is likely to bring rain and wind as a tropical storm to South Florida next week, perhaps even around it The site of the deadly Miami condo collapseSaid the National Hurricane Center.

Elsa was a Type 1 hurricane early Friday and Saturday morning, but was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday morning, with winds of up to 112 km / h.

At 11 a.m. ET, its center was 40 miles south of Beta Island in the Dominican Republic, the NHC reported.

Elsa is expected to pass on or near the southern coasts of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Saturday, and near Jamaica on Sunday.

Heavy rain is expected in some parts of the island until Sunday, with a chance of 10 to 15 centimeters, which could lead to floods and landslides, the NHC said.

Areas of Cuba and the Cayman Islands will be next, with tropical storm conditions expected in eastern Cuba on Sunday. These areas are likely to receive 12 to 15 inches of rain on Sunday and Monday.

Flash floods and major landslides are possible in Cuba, especially in the highlands.

Although Elsa’s center has already passed through southern Puerto Rico, its outdoor groups will also receive rain on Saturday. The NHC said there was a possibility of 2 to 12 centimeters of rain and isolated flash floods and landslides.

Elsa’s route to the US coast is still uncertain

After Sunday, Elsa’s forecast for the U.S. coast, including Florida, and its aftermath are still uncertain.

According to the most recent forecast, Elsa could begin to bring winds and rain as a tropical storm Monday night to the Florida Keys and southwest Florida. Let’s head to Florida’s West Coast early next week.

But as the center of the storm moves toward West Florida, the southeastern Florida sorbide community could “see some impact even if there were some outdoor groups of rain and wind” by Tuesday or Wednesday, CNN meteorologist Tyler Maldin said.

The Search and rescue operations They are still going on at the site of the Miami condo collapse. Florida Gov. Ron Desantis said Friday that Elsa’s goodwill could affect it.

“Tropical storm power winds could be seen in the area,” he said Friday morning. “It’s not guaranteed, but it’s possible, so our emergency management department believes it will happen, and is, apparently, making the necessary preparations to protect the equipment needed.”

Elsa is the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season and the third named storm to pose a threat to the US coast.

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