5-Day Outlook

John Pack, 52, fishes from the Dunedin Causeway following Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday.
The storm left thousands without power and led to flight cancellations across the region
Jul. 7• Hurricane
The storm was coming ashore in Taylor County as of 11 a.m., according to the National Hurricane Center.
Jul. 7• Hurricane
Service is restored to thousands who lost power overnight. Most were Tampa Electric Co. customers in Hillsborough County.
Jul. 7• Hurricane
After being downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, Elsa passed just to the west of the Tampa Bay area. Elsa was expected to make landfall near Cedar Key on Wednesday afternoon.
Jul. 7• News



  1. Tropical Storm Elsa passed the Tampa Bay area. Luckily without any fatalities or serious injuries reported.
  2. Palm leaves lay on the ground following heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Elsa, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Westchase.
  3. Jason Viola, with Woodruff and Sons, helps guide the delivery of a section of box culvert to be used in a new stormwater drainage system on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, below Gray Street at the Havana Square apartment complex in Tampa. The site is part of a massive, multi-block construction zone in North Hyde Park, the result of a $251-million stormwater assessment approved by the Tampa City Council to tackle perennially flooded streets, particularly in South Tampa.
  4. Waves crash onto the sidewalk at San Jose Park following Tropical Storm Elsa at San Jose Park, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Dunedin.
  5. St. Petersburg city employees clean up dead fish killed by Red Tide blooms and pushed ashore by Tropical Storm Elsa on Thursday at Bay Vista Park.
  6. High winds due to Tropical Storm Eta, along Bayshore Blvd on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Tampa.
  7. A couple of signs hang loose on their post after Hurricane Elsa moved over the Tampa Bay Area, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Tampa Bay area was spared major damage as Elsa stayed off shore as it passed by.
  8. A car drives through a puddle on Buena Vista Dr N following Tropical Storm Elsa on Wednesday in Dunedin.
  9. Beach walkers walk along the sand on Pass-a-Grille the morning after Tropical Storm Elsa moved over the Tampa Bay Area on Wednesday.
  10. A puddle floods Buena Vista Dr N following Tropical Storm Elsa, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Dunedin.
  11. A man watches as Tropical Storm Elsa whips up the Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key on Wednesday morning. The storm made landfall about 11 a.m. Wednesday in Taylor County, according to the National Hurricane Center. Storm warnings remained in effect for parts of Florida's west coast.
  12. Power outages were reported in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties as Tropical Storm Elsa passed early Wednesday morning.
  13. Flight cancellations seen on a board at Tampa International Airport's cell phone waiting lot on Tuesday.
  14. John Pack, 52, fishes from the Dunedin Causeway following Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday.
  15. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite captured this view of Tropical Storm Elsa churning off the coast of west Florida early Wednesday.
  16. Visitors stroll on the large grounds by the mansion at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in 2020 in Sarasota. The museum decided to close Tuesday and Wednesday because of Tropical Storm Elsa.
  17. Qi Crystal Energy shop owner Melissa Loven, left, and Crea Egan, right, prepare the store as hurricane-turned-tropical storm Elsa approached the Tampa Bay region on Tuesday.
  18. Palm trees blow in the wind in front of an overcast Tampa skyline before Tropical Storm Elsa approaches the area on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
  19. Melissa Loven, Qi Crystal Energy shop owner, (left)  and Crea Egan (right) prepare the store ahead of tropical storm Elsa Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
  20. Chickens walk along the trolley tracks in Ybor City, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 in Tampa.
  21. Delivery of Wednesday's printed Tampa Bay Times may be impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa.

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