"The storm was expected to move across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Friday."
"Flash flood watches were in effect for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut until noon on Friday, as the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa was expected to deliver heavy rain across the area.
As of 5 a.m. Friday, Elsa was about five miles east of Atlantic City, N.J., and moving northeast at 31 miles per hour toward Delaware Bay, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 m.p.h. and was expected to pass over the eastern Mid-Atlantic region later on Friday morning.
Elsa would then move “near or over” the Northeast later in the day, the center said. Up to four inches of rain was expected in the eastern Mid-Atlantic and parts of New England, with isolated totals of up to six inches, and tornadoes were possible along the Mid-Atlantic coast, it added.
Tropical storm warnings were in effect early Friday along parts of the East Coast as far north as Massachusetts. Elsa was expected to weaken to a post-tropical cyclone by Friday evening."