Elsa eyes Northeast with gusty downpours
Tropical Storm Elsa heads toward the Northeast after slamming into Florida and Georgia.
Six tornado warnings were issued in Delaware and Maryland late Thursday into early Friday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa moved through the area.
A National Weather Service warning erroneously stated that a tornado had been confirmed near Sycamore, or 8 miles southwest of Georgetown, at 12:43 a.m. Friday. Meteorologist Dean Iovino later said radar had only suggested a tornado and that a survey would need to be completed in order to confirm any tornado. A survey will be done if any damage is reported, he said.
According to the weather service, tornadoes also may have developed:
- At 11:48 p.m. Thursday near Snow Hill, Maryland.
- At 12:04 a.m. Friday about 8 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland.
- At 12:05 a.m. Friday near Newark, Maryland.
- At 12:11 a.m. Friday near Gumboro.
- At 12:28 a.m. Friday near Millville.
Residents in these areas should report any damage to their local emergency manager or police, Iovino said.
On Friday, central and southern Delaware is expected to get 2 to 3 inches of rainfall, Iovino said. The northern part of the state should get 1 to 2 inches of rain, maybe less, he said.
By mid-morning Friday, Elsa’s impact on Delaware should be over, Iovino said.
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