After weakening into a tropical depression, Eta is preparing to return and will gather strength in the coming days.
On Saturday, Eta intensified into a tropical storm as it continued to move to Cuba and Florida.
Eta’s hub is expected to reach the Cayman Islands on Saturday, near Cuba on Saturday and Sunday nights, and reach the Florida Keys or South Florida by the end of Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Eta reappears from Central America into the western Caribbean as a major hurricane that is expected to bring widespread rain and strong winds to South Florida later this week and extend in the Gulf next week.
Large-scale wind effects are also likely very far from the center. Tropical storms are projected to have strong winds northward to the Space Coast and southwest Florida coast.
Tropical storm warnings were issued on Saturday for the South Florida and the Florida Keys, according to the latest announcement from the National Hurricane Center.
In Southeast Florida, there is a possibility of 60 to 70 mph coastal gusts and strong inland winds. This will accompany at least a few feet of coastal rise over the entire East Florida Coast due to strong currents ashore. A hurricane or tropical storm clock is expected to be raised in South Florida overnight, as worst conditions are expected late on Sunday or early Monday.
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In Central America, where Eta reached a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday before weakening to a tropical depression, authorities from Panama to Mexico are still investigating damage from floods and landslides after rainy days. big. The number of confirmed deaths is in the dozens and is expected to increase.
Searchers in Guatemala Friday dug up mud and debris to find an estimated 100 people believed to have been buried by a massive landslide caused by rain, as the remnants of Hurricane Eta intensified early Saturday as the storm moved towards Cuba.
Eta was the 28th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, linked to the 2005 hurricane season with the most storms on record, according to the Weather Channel. It is also the 12th storm of the season, ranking second in a year in the Atlantic.
The hurricane season continues until November 30.
Tropical storm Eta path
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