Elsa stretches along the eastern coast of the United States, approaching Atlantic Canada

New York City looked gray on Friday morning. (Photo: Getty Images)

The passage of Tropical Storm Elsa over the eastern coast of the United States triggered hurricane warnings for the states of Delaware and New Jersey early Friday morning.

In an update leaked at 5 a.m., the National Hurricane Center indicated that the center of the storm was blowing five miles from Atlantic City, New Jersey, and gusts of 126 miles per hour were measured. The storm was moving to the northeast at 50 kilometers per hour.

Elsa was killed in Florida on Wednesday before she delivered a hurricane that caused extensive property damage in Georgia.

It is expected to lose strength and turn into a post-tropical storm early Saturday when it reaches Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada’s Hurricane Center said the Elsa Center is expected to hit St. John and Moncton regions in southern New Brunswick and Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, at midnight on Saturday, with winds of about 85 kilometers per hour. .

Just before 3:00 p.m., the center of the storm will pass through the Strait of Beale Island, affecting the northwest of Newfoundland Island as well as the Blanc-Sablon region, on the lower north coast, in Quebec, before flying in. over the Labrador Sea.

Heavy rain is expected in these areas.

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