Elsa falls back to tropical storm while racing toward Haiti

Hurricane Elsa has fallen back to tropical storm force as it races toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

It still threatens to unleash flooding and landslides before taking aim at Cuba and Florida. The storm was located about 40 miles (70 kilometers) south of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic and was moving west-northwest at 29 mph (46 kph).

The long-term forecast track shows it heading toward Florida as a tropical storm by Tuesday morning, but some models would carry it into the Gulf or up the Atlantic Coast.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.