"As Tropical Storm Elsa closed in on Cuba early Monday morning, tropical storm warnings were expanded across Florida ahead of the storm's projected U.S. landfall around midweek. Tropical storm warnings are in effect across the Florida Keys and along the west coast of the peninsula from Flamingo northward to Englewood.
A storm surge watch has also been issued for the west coast of Florida from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River.
Elsa, which is predicted to impact Florida and portions of the Southeast as less than one on the AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, is expected to make landfall north of Tampa, Florida, Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. On Sunday, the storm was charging toward Cuba after leaving devastation behind and causing three fatalities across the Caribbean."