Major Hurricane Eta Rapidly Intensifying Before Landfall

15 to 25 inches of rain possible, with isolated totals up to 35" possible...
Posted at 6:59 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 18:59:40-05

Hurricane Eta, the 28th named storm of the season is currently barreling towards Nicaragua. Eta developing officials ties the record (2005) for the most named storms in Atlantic Basin. Eta is the 12th hurricane to develop this year, which has only happened three times before! With winds sustained at 130mph, this powerful Category 4 storm is forecast to continue intensifying before landfall. It is expected to continue on its west southwest track before making landfall sometime overnight.


There is a developing area of high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico, and that should keep Eta in/near the Caribbean through Saturday. Beyond that, there is a lot of uncertainty about where this system heads beyond Saturday. One thing is for sure, there will be catastrophic damage where Eta's eyewall moves onshore later tonight. Potential for life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, landslide, and storm surge as it makes landfall tonight.