SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Tropical Storm Elsa is now inland and weakening over the midlands of South Carolina with maximum sustained winds at 40 mph. Wind gusts as high as 50 mph are still possible near Charleston near the center of circulation. The storm system is moving to the northeast 18 mph, and the outer rain bands are beginning to exit our Lowcountry counties.

Elsa made landfall along the north Florida coast in Taylor County Wednesday morning.

As tropical storm Elsa moves away from the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, our weather improve through the day. A few passing showers or storms will be possible Thursday afternoon. Then for Friday and into the weekend, we will settle into a typical summertime pattern with scattered showers or storms along with hot temperatures.

Hurricane Elsa formed Friday morning and is the first hurricane of the 2021 season. Elsa broke the record for earliest forming ‘E’ storm, kicking 2020’s Edouard that formed on July 6, 2020.