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Truck Elsa: A tropical cyclone landing north of Tampa Bay, Florida.New York area affected on Friday

New York (WABC)-When landing north of Tampa Bay, Florida, Elsa weakened overnight to a tropical cyclone with a maximum wind speed of 65mph.

Tropical Cyclone warnings are replacing hurricane warnings as the system is weakened and land and dry air affect the system.

At 5 am on Wednesday, Elsa was located about 50 miles southwest of Cedar Key, Florida, and 70 miles northwest of Tampa.

The truck has moved a little west, so the landing will be delayed. Probably after 9am or around 10am on Wednesday.

The storm surge in Tampa Bay was expected to peak at about 5 feet around 4:30 am.

The highest total rainfall is more than 0.5 feet north of Tampa Bay, and tornadoes can occur throughout Florida in the morning.

Tornado Watch was published early Wednesday morning in parts of central / southwestern Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, and Fort. Myers.

Tropical Cyclone Warnings are issued to Georgia and South Carolina, including Savannah and Charleston.

Tropical Storm Watches are valid in North Carolina and Virginia, including Wilmington and Norfolk.

Forecasters expect Elsa to race across the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday night and near the Jersey Shore in New York on Friday morning.

What you can expect from the New York area

By Thursday evening and Thursday night, Elsa will arrive in Philadelphia on the Mid-Atlantic coast, including just east of Washington, DC. Flood rains and gusts will be the greatest threat.

By Friday morning, Elsa is expected to arrive in Jersey Shore, Long Island and New York in heavy rains and gusts.

The storm leaves the area by late morning and accelerates towards southern New England around Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Contact the Eyewitness News AccuWeather team for the latest information.

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Truck Elsa: A tropical cyclone landing north of Tampa Bay, Florida.New York area affected on Friday

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