HURRICANE Elsa was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday but continues to barrel its way towards Florida.
The storm is forecast to hit Cuba next on a path that puts it on a collision course with the Sunshine State.
Bringing with it 70mph winds, three people have been killed by the storm as it battered the southern coasts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Saturday.
Elsa was the earliest fifth named storm on record, beating out last year’s Eduardo which formed on July 6, according to Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach.
Read our Hurricane Elsa live blog below for the latest news and updates…