The Village is monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, a system that is expected to weaken to a depression by the time it reaches the Carolinas Wednesday night. The depression may produce isolated flash flooding and isolated tornadoes are also possible. Wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph are possible late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon are expected on the coast and offshore. Dangerous swells will result in a high rip current risk on Thursday. Conditions should improve by Thursday evening as the tropical depression moves to the northeast.
Be prepared for possible impacts to ferry operations. The Village will share any updates it receives from Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc.
Because of the wind associated with this system, it is advised that property owners tie down outdoor items. Please stay connected to your trusted weather source for further developments and remain cautious as conditions could become increasingly hazardous.
The latest briefings from the National Weather Service Wilmington office can be viewed HERE.