Tropical Storm Elsa moved north-northwest of Key West early on Tuesday, July 6, sending gusts of wind and rain through South Florida and spurring tropical storm warnings for the state’s Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.
Tropical Storm Elsa increased its convection as it passed by Key West, Florida, on July 6, the NWS said, with sustained winds of 49 mph and gusts of 64 mph.
On Tuesday the National Hurricane Center warned the storm would intensify over the next 24 hours before making landfall.
Footage filmed by Joel Franco shows wind and rain lashing the southernmost point in the continental United States, located in Key West. Credit: Joel Franco via Storyful