TIMELINE: Here’s when Elsa will impact Central Florida

Watches, warnings issued in Orlando area

Chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells explains what's new with Hurricane Elsa's latest track.
Chief meteorologist Tom Sorrells explains what's new with Hurricane Elsa's latest track.

ORLANDO, Fla.Tropical Storm Elsa will lash Central Florida, which will be on the storm’s “dirty side.”

A hurricane warning has been issued for a long stretch of coastline, from Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay to the Steinhatchee River in Florida’s Big Bend area. Several watches and warnings have also been issued in Central Florida, including tornado watches in most counties.

The timing of tropical systems is always challenging, but as of Tuesday, here are the best projections for the timeline of Elsa’s impacts in Central Florida.

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LAKE, MARION, POLK & SUMTER COUNTIES

  • Worst weather arrives after 11 p.m.
  • Conditions continue through Wednesday morning

ORANGE, OSCEOLA & SEMINOLE COUNTIES

  • Worst weather arrives from midnight to 2 a.m.
  • Conditions continue through Wednesday morning

BREVARD, FLAGLER & VOLUSIA COUNTIES

  • Worst weather arrives from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Elsa to lash Central Florida.

Here are the impacts expected from Tuesday night through Wednesday.

LAKE, MARION, POLK & SUMTER COUNTIES

  • Tornado threat
  • 30-40 mph gusts
  • Isolated 50-60 mph gusts in western Marion County and western Sumter County
  • Isolated damaging winds
  • 3-6 inches of rain

ORANGE, OSCEOLA, & SEMINOLE COUNTIES

  • Tornado threat
  • 30-40 mph gusts
  • Tropical downpours
  • 2-4 inches of rain

BREVARD, FLAGLER & VOLUSIA COUNTIES

  • Tornado threat
  • 20-30 mph gusts
  • Isolated strong winds
  • Tropical downpours
Elsa future radar.

About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.