Tropical Storm Elsa moving through NC

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RALEIGH – Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves through North Carolina today, according to the National Hurricane Center. Main impacts will occur over central and eastern North Carolina. The main effects on North Carolina will be heavy rainfall and possible flooding, and there is also a risk of an isolated tornado mainly east of Highway 1.

Key messages from the National Hurricane Center regarding Tropical Storm Elsa.