MARCO ISLAND, FL – The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for part of the Florida Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Elsa regains strength and could soon become a hurricane once again.
The storm was 95 miles northwest of Key West as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph and moving north at 9 mph.
A hurricane warning was issued along the west coast from Egmont Key to the Steinhatchee River. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for the Florida Keys, and up and down the west coast of Florida up to the Ochlockonee River.
Current forecasts show the storm making landfall on the north Florida Gulf Coast Wednesday and then traveling across the Southeastern U.S. Thursday.