Sister Islands positioned below tropical storm watch

Sister Islands placed under tropical storm watch

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Cayman Brac and Little Cayman have both been placed under a tropical storm watch as the National Weather Service continues to track Hurricane Elsa as it strengthens.

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm force winds are possible in the Sister Islands within 48 hours.

Hurricane Elsa, a Category 1 storm, is currently located 95 miles west-northwest of St. Vincent and is packing maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour.

Hazard Management Cayman Islands, in a statement Friday, said Hurricane Elsa has continued to strengthen through the day and is moving at 29 mph.

“Despite the increase in wind speeds, the current forecast track has Elsa moving well north of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, and at the present time it is considered unlikely that the Islands will experience tropical storm force winds. Despite that, there remains…