The Hurricane Warning which was in effect for Jamaica has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning.

The revision has come as Elsa has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as of 11:00 am today.

The storm continues to weaken slightly while moving closer to southern Haiti. 

The National Hurricane Center said the hurricane warning was revised based on Elsa’s rapid movement and a slight shift in its forecast path.

However, people in Jamaica are being urged to continue to prepare for severe weather, including possible Tropical Storm conditions affecting the island beginning this evening (Saturday) into Sunday morning.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center’s latest update,  Jamaica is under a tropical storm warning as Elsa is still quickly moving to the west-northwest & is still expected to pass close by the island.

Meantime, in its latest statement issued moments ago, the Meteorological Office of Jamaica, says the downgrade of Elsa from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm means tropical storm conditions could begin affecting Jamaica within the next 24 hours, beginning this evening.

See the full statement from the Meteorological Service of Jamaica below: