Nov. 11 (UPI) — The Nationwide Hurricane Middle has issued a hurricane look ahead to components of Florida’s Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Eta makes a comeback after passing over the southern tip final weekend.

The NHC stated in its four a.m. EST advisory that Eta was situated 175 miles southwest of Fort Myers, Fla., and 230 miles southwest of Tampa. It had most sustained winds of 70 mph and was shifting north at 12 mph.

Eta would strengthen right into a Class 1 hurricane as soon as sustained wind speeds attain 74 mph.

The NHC stated in its advisory {that a} hurricane watch has been issued for the west coast of Florida from Anna Maria Island to Yankeetown.

“On the forecast observe the middle of Eta will transfer nearer to however offshore of the southwest coast of Florida as we speak, method the west-central coast of Florida Wednesday night time, and transfer inland over the northern portion of the Florida Peninsula on Thursday” the NHC stated in its advisory. “Eta is anticipated to maneuver northeastward into the western Atlantic late Thursday or early Friday.

“Eta is anticipated to be close to or at hurricane energy tonight because it approaches the west coast of Florida, with fast weakening anticipated after landfall on Thursday.”

Eta’s projected observe has shifted to the east and is now anticipated to take the storm throughout northern and central Florida, from about Tampa on the west and Jacksonville on the east earlier than it heads again out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Meteorologists predict that the most important risk Eta will pose to the US can be from heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

Eta, the 28th named storm of the season, is now not alone within the basin. Subtropical Storm Theta shaped over the central Atlantic late Monday night and set a brand new report because the 29th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, topping the report set in 2005.

AccuWeather contributed to this report