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Elsa Expected To Become Hurricane Again Before Florida Landfall

Ok Florida visitors and residents, Elsa is on her way! If you’re headed to Walt Disney World you’ll want to take note that, Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to make landfall in Florida the morning of Wednesday (June 7). Unfortunately, she’s slowly strengthening and is now forecast to become a hurricane once again before making landfall. And yes, all those Disney fans out there have been worried Elsa will head to Walt Disney World – her home away from Arendelle of course!

Frozen's Elsa

Tropical Storm Elsa was previously listed as a Category One Hurricane (the first hurricane of the season), and downgraded to a Tropical Storm. As she picks up strength on the west coast of Florida, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting she will reach hurricane speeds once again.

Credit: National Hurricane Center

As reported by OrlandoSentinel: “Tropical Storm Elsa is forecast to become a hurricane once again before it makes landfall Wednesday morning in the Tampa area, the National Hurricane Center said in its 2 p.m. update. Additionally, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch extending from Tuesday afternoon and into the night for most of the peninsula. The tornado watch covers all of South Florida as well as Osceola County until 11 p.m. While Elsa is expected to gain strength prior to landfall, it should begin weakening Wednesday once its eye is over Florida.”

Credit: OrlandoSentinel

Walt Disney World resides in Orange and Osceola Counties – both of which currently have flash flood and tornado watch alerts. With Central Florida in Elsa’s path, Walt Disney World has taken extra measures to prepare for the storm, including adding Hurricane Meals Kits at select quick-service resort locations. This way guests can get their food in kit form and head back to their room to keep safe.

Here’s one reporter, Tiffany Griffith, sharing video on Twitter of Elsa when she was a Category 1 Hurricane moving through Barbados:

Keep an eye on the National Hurricane Center as Elsa continues to make up her mind on where she is headed and how strong she plans to be when she makes landfall. Stay safe, Disney family!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.