MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Tropical Storm Elsa is making landfall in Cuba and bringing flooding rain and gusty conditions to the area. Elsa has slowed down slightly and is expected to near the Florida Straits early this evening after moving away from Cuba. Upper level shear and the mountainous terrain of Cuba will prevent Elsa from strengthening.
The forecast path has been pretty consistent for the past several days with Elsa passing well east of the News 5 area. We will continue to track closely, but it looks like our neighborhood will likely be on the west, or dry side, of the storm. There will be some indirect impacts, mainly in the form of surf. There will be a high risk for rip currents, especially mid-week, and the surf is expected to increase.