Elsa is downgraded to a tropical storm but continues to race through the Caribbean at 31 mph, and for the time being, Central Florida remains in its crosshairs, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center’s Saturday 11 am update showed the center of Elsa was located 110 miles east-southeast of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic. Hurricane Elsa is traveling west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and is expected to regain strength and regain hurricane strength later Saturday.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Elsa will move across central and western Cuba, toward the Florida Straits by Monday, and may weakening as it engages with land.

As America celebrates its nation’s birth, forecasters say the Floridians should still monitor Elsa’s progress and make sure to check on hurricane supplies. A great hurricane preparedness guide, like Kissimmee Utility Authority provides to the community free each year, in both English and Spanish, is a great resource to utilize while Hurricane Elsa is still days away!