The forecast from the National Hurricane Center for Tropical Storm Elsa has the storm weakening to a depression as it approaches and moves through Central and Eastern NC. However, this does not diminish some of the impacts that Eastern NC may experience Thursday into Thursday evening.
Heavy rain with localized flash flooding is possible, with up to several inches of rain in heavier downpours. Isolated severe thunderstorms including a few tornadoes are possible. Gusty winds up to tropical storm strength may occur. Also, high surf and dangerous rip currents will be a threat.