Nov. 11 (UPI) — After making its second landfall in Florida in a single day, Tropical Storm Eta started transferring offshore, the place it is anticipated to skirt alongside the East Coast earlier than heading out to sea.
In its 1 p.m. EST advisory, the Nationwide Hurricane Middle mentioned the middle of the storm was situated about 40 miles north-northeast of Jacksonville, Fla., and was transferring 15 mph north-northeast. It had most sustained winds of 40.
Eta is prone to stay a tropical storm over the following few days because it picks up pace, however may intensify right into a non-tropical cyclone over the weekend.
“On the forecast observe, Eta is anticipated to speed up over the western Atlantic and transfer parallel to, however offshore of the Carolinas tonight and early Friday earlier than heading properly east of the Mid-Atlantic coast by late Friday,” the NHC mentioned.
There have been no coastal watches or warnings in place all through the area.
Eta was anticipated to convey an extra 1 inch to three inches of rain to the Florida peninsula Thursday, with localized flooding in some areas. The storm was additionally forecast to convey swells alongside the southeastern coast, together with life-threatening surf and rip present circumstances.