At 2:00 AM the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located near latitude 12.1N longitude 57.2W or about 175 MI (280 KM) east- southeast of Barbados.

Maximum sustained winds are near…50 MPH…85 KM/H with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km) mainly to the north of the center. Strong winds are likely to start from as early as 4/5 AM Friday morning, 2nd July 2021.

Elsa is currently moving towards the west-northwest (290 degrees) at 26 MPH (43 KM/H). This motion is expected to continue during the next few days. On its current forecast track, the center of tropical storm Elsa should pass about 20 miles (33 km) to the south of Barbados Friday morning.

Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast across Barbados on Friday. Watches or warnings for flash-flooding may be issued

from Friday morning 2nd July 2021.
The next Advisory will be issued at 5:00AM.

Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams and Director of the Department of Emergency Management Kerry Hinds issued this update.

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