Tropical Storm Eta Update 11/9/2020

The center of Eta is located about 210 miles southwest of Fort Myers, moving southwest at 14 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph. The center of Eta will continue moving away from the southwest Florida coast through the afternoon/evening hours. Eta is no longer forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico but remain a tropical storm.

With Tropical Storm Cristobal expect coastal flooding and heavy rainfall

As Tropical Storm Cristobal drifts slowly northward through the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the week, a southerly wind flow over the Florida peninsula will create the potential for coastal flooding and a prolonged wet pattern through at least Monday. Areas from Hernando Beach northward could see water levels rise 2 to 4 feet above ground level. Combined with heavy rains at high tide, this may lead to slow drainage and coastal road flooding.

What's the Weather?

There are two tropical systems that we are watching in the Atlantic but both are expected to turn to the north in the coming days and not impact the United States coastline.  We have Lorenzo in the Far Eastern Atlantic and likely to become a major hurricane, but once again we think it will curve to the north well before threatening the U.S. Stay aware in the coming weeks because this is a busy time in the tropics.  On the local scene in Hernando County, we are looking sunny through Sunday with highs around 92 and lows near 69.