Elsa storm speeding towards Caribbean region

The fifth stormed of the Atlantic Hurricane season - Tropical Storm Elsa has been formed on Thursday and is speeding towards the Caribbean islands. It is predicted that the Elsa storm would bring heavy rainfall and winds to the various islands of the Caribbean Region.

Tropical storm Elsa formed on Thursday.

Caribbean Region: The fifth stormed of the Atlantic Hurricane season – Tropical Storm Elsa has been formed on Thursday and is speeding towards the Caribbean islands. It is predicted that the Elsa storm would bring heavy rainfall and winds to the various islands of the Caribbean Region.

The National Hurricane Center – NHC is providing a constant update on the Elsa storm. NHC informed that the “Elsa storm was centred less than 300 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands as of Thursday evening.”

NHC has issued a warning to the Windward Islands and has asked the islands, including the – Virgin islands and Puerto Rico, to monitor the Elsa storm. In the Windward Islands, tropical storm winds of at least 39 mph are expected to arrive on Friday.

A tropical storm warning red alert has been issued for the Barbados island, where an as yellow warning that is a tropical storm has been given to – Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Port-au-Prince and Kingston.

NHC further noted that a rainfall of three to six inches with isolated totals up to ten inches is likely to occur in the Windward and southern Leeward islands on Friday, which could lead to mudslides and remote flash flooding.

The storm would then proceed across the central and western Caribbean over the weekend. As per the predictions, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Cuba might receive heavy rainfall.

Puerto Rico might would receive one to three inches of rainfall, where as a heavy rainfall and storm waves on the island. A heavy rainfall is also estimated in the southern Haiti.

The fifth – Elsa tropical storm would barrel into the Caribbean Region on Friday, where NHC has issued alerts for the Windward Islands.

As of Thursday night, Elsa storm was around 260 miles east-southeast of Barbados, then driving west-northwest at about 26 miles per hour with maximum continued winds of 50 mph.

A tropical storm watch(yellow alert) has also indicated that tropical storm situations are likely to come within 36 hours on Thursday evening for Jamaica and parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.