Tropical Storm Eta expected to strengthen through Tuesday before weakening midweek

Bands from Eta to bring showers and gusty winds to parts of the Suncoast through Thursday
Updated: Nov. 10, 2020 at 1:17 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -

Latest 1:00 AM Advisory:

Tropical Storm Eta is near western Cuba with sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm continues to gradually slow down and is moving southwest at 8 mph. While the cone of uncertainty is quite large and expands all the way from southeastern Louisiana to Tallahassee, FL, most of the Suncoast is now part of the cone. Once the storm begins to make a turn to the north, models should come into better agreement on where the storm could be later this week.

Tropical Storm Eta
Tropical Storm Eta(WWSB)
Tropical Storm Eta
Tropical Storm Eta(WWSB)
Eta Spaghetti Plot
Eta Spaghetti Plot(WWSB)

Key Messages:

1. Heavy rainfall from Eta will continue across portions of Cuba, the Bahamas, and southern Florida and spread north into central Florida. Additional flash and urban flooding, especially across previously inundated areas, will be possible in South Florida tonight. Flash and urban flooding will also be possible for Cuba, the Bahamas and the remainder of southern Florida over the next several days.

2. Eta could approach the Florida Gulf Coast later this week as a tropical storm, and possibly bring impacts from rain, wind, and storm surge. Interests in this area should continue to monitor the progress of Eta and updates to the forecast this week.

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