Nov. 9 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Eta has moved previous the Florida Peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico, the Nationwide Hurricane Middle stated early Monday.
In its four p.m. EST advisory, the NHC stated Eta was positioned 140 miles west-southwest of the Dry Tortugas, Fla., and 120 miles north of the western tip of Cuba. It had most sustained winds of 50 mph and was shifting southwest at 16 mph.
The storm made landfall in far southern Florida late Sunday and lower energy to tens of hundreds of consumers within the Miami metro space.
Eta is anticipated to float additional west into the Gulf of Mexico and restrengthen right into a hurricane earlier than making a shift in path that carries it again to the northeast, and presumably again to central and northern Florida.
“On the forecast monitor, the middle of Eta will step by step transfer away from the Florida Keys and south Florida at the moment, and can stay over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico tonight by Wednesday,” the NHC stated.
A tropical storm warning continues to be in impact for elements of Brevard and Volusia counties in Florida, the Florida Keys and Anna Maria Island.
Eta has already made historical past and matched the power of the strongest storm of the tumultuous 2020 hurricane season — Hurricane Laura — when its winds peaked at 150 mph earlier this week. Eta joined the ranks of eight different tropical methods within the Atlantic this season and underwent speedy strengthening, which is outlined by a tropical system that experiences a rise its most sustained winds by 35 mph inside 24 hours.
Hurricane season does not formally finish till Nov. 30.