While parts of South Florida will not be directly impacted by Hurricane Elsa, the entire region will be feeling the wet weather as a result of the storm.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 11 p.m. Tuesday for seven counties, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Collier, Glades and Hendry.
The watch was issued as Elsa moved west of Key West Tuesday, with the area experiencing tropical storm wind gusts to 50 mph across the lower Keys, with heavy rain a factor as well.
Rainfall totals could hit six inches or more by the end of the day along with 1 to 2 feet of storm surge on top of that. Miami-Dade and Broward will see less rain and wind, but it will still be an unsettled day.
Scattered showers and storms are in the offing with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Elsa pulls away quickly Wednesday and becomes an issue for the west coast of Florida and Big Bend region. Our rain chances drop to about 40% with warmer highs near 90.
The forecast remains consistent late this week and weekend with highs in the low 90s and rain chances around 30-40%.