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Elsa weakens to a tropical storm

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Elsa has now weakened to a Tropical Storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

Parts of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast were no longer in Tropical Storm Elsa’s cone of uncertainty early Saturday as the storm churns nears the island of Hispaniola.

As of the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Elsa’s maximum sustained winds were 70 mph and was moving quickly toward the west-northwest at 29 mph across the Caribbean Sea. Elsa is currently a tropical storm.

By early Tuesday, South Florida could expect to feel the effects as far as wind and rain from Elsa.