Tropical Storm Elsa heads up the East Coast

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The storm could bring impacts to places like NYC and Boston.

NEW ORLEANS — Elsa remains a minimal tropical storm as of 4 am Thursday with winds of 40 mph. It is moving NE at 18 mph. It will bring tropical storm impacts to locations like Raleigh and Norfolk Thursday.

By Friday it will move near Washington DC, New York and Boston as a tropical storm.

We’re not expecting any impacts along our part of the Gulf Coast.

2021 Hurricane Season Outlook

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season is forecast to produce more storms than average. The reason for this is the lack of El Nino, which typically features more wind shear. We also expect warmer than average sea temperatures and an active West African Monsoon.

After a record-breaking 2020 hurricane season, we now know the Greek alphabet will no longer be used to name storms.

The World Meteorological Organization announced the Greek alphabet will not be used in the future because it “creates a distraction from the communication of hazard and storm warnings and is potentially confusing.”

There has been only one other season that used the extra set of names, and that was in 2005. The World Meteorological Organization released a new set of supplemental names that will be used if the season exhausts the standard list.

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