Eta may have weakened with winds of 35 mph, but prolonged tropical depression is still projected to cause more than 3 feet of rain in some areas.
An additional 30 inches of rain is still probable for regions of Honduras, Guatemala and Belize, and El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and southeastern Mexico may see an additional 20 inches in some areas.
The storm weakened rapidly and turned into a tropical depression on Wednesday night. According to CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam, it is expected to weaken further until its remnants enter the Gulf of Honduras and move towards the Caribbean Sea, according to CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam.
There, Eta is expected to harden back into a tropical storm before it is forecast to enter western Cuba on Saturday night and then into the Florida Strait on Sunday afternoon, according to the Hurricane Center. family.
There is still much uncertainty about the strength that Eta will reach the US coast, but it is likely to continue to bring heavy rains, life-threatening flash floods, river floods and landslides, Van Dam said.