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Eta Regains Strength

Hurricane season isn't over just yet...
Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 12:32:39-05

Eta is really putting up a fight. Eta has regained Tropical Storm status and is heading straight for the Gulf of Mexico. It has sustained winds of 50 mph and is traveling northeast at 17 mph. The center of Eta looks to move over the Cayman Islands later today. Eventually it will head towards Cuba--where there is a significant threat for flash flooding.

As tropical moisture continues to push northward, it will interact with an upper-level system, which will help steer it more northeasterly through the rest of the weekend. This means that rainfall will be widespread especially across Florida. Heavy rain and wind may be a concern for the Florida Keys, Miami, and south/central Florida as we head into early next week. The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center shows the center of Eta aiming straight for the Panhandle of Florida. It will be interesting to see how far the outer rain bands extend from the center heading into the work week as anywhere from 4-10" of rain is possible around central and south Florida.