NHC (7:45am Update): Surface observations from Barbados indicate that Elsa’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph, and the cyclone is now a hurricane. A special advisory will be issued within the hour in place of the normal intermediate advisory.
The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued Hurricane Warning for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Meteorological Service of St. Lucia has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Lucia.
The Meteorological Service of Barbados reported a sustained wind of 74 mph and a gust to 86 mph.