Tropical Storm Elsa continues to weaken as it moves across southern Georgia.
Maximum winds have decreased to 45 mph, according to the 5 p.m. EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
Elsa should weaken to a tropical depression on Thursday as it moves through the Carolinas, but additional tropical storm watches have been issued for the Northeast as the storm may slightly intensify on Friday.
New tropical storm watches include Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to the eastern tip along the south shore and from Port Jefferson Harbor to the eastern tip along the north shore. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for the coast of southern New England from New Haven, Connecticut to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.
A tropical storm watch or warning covers much of the eastern seaboard, stretching from Georgia to Massachusetts.