Tropical Storm #Elsa has formed.
It's the Atlantic's earliest 5th named storm on record, ahead of 2020's Edouard by ~5 days.
It's also the 2nd farthest east a TS (39+ mph) has ever been recorded in the MDR this early in the season, only trailing the 1933 Trinidad Hurricane. pic.twitter.com/och3B7opPJ
— Jake Carstens (@JakeCarstens) July 1, 2021