Tropics

Tropical alerts from Cuba to Florida as Eta moves north in the Caribbean

Last Updated 6 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

Image courtesy of the NHC.

Tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect from Cuba to Florida this Saturday. According to a special update at 11 AM, Eta is a tropical storm with sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is moving ENE 17 mph and pressure is down to 996 MB.

Image courtesy of NOAA.

Here is a look at Eta this afternoon in the Caribbean Sea moving towards Cuba.

Image courtesy of the NHC.

Here is a look at when winds from Eta could move over Florida and the Florida Keys. Expect tropical storm force winds to arrive by Sunday evening in south Florida. Tropical storm force winds will continue to move up the Florida coast into Monday.

Image courtesy of the NHC.

From the Florida Keys to basically northern Florida storm surge is forecast between 1 and 3 ft.

Image courtesy of the NHC.

Here is a look at how much rain could fall with this system. Some areas could see around 6 inches of rain with this tropical storm. Then you have to think about the storm surge mixed with heavy rain bands which will likely cause flooding in these areas.

Read more here: NHC.

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