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UPDATED: Hurricane Eta Predicted to Turn, Placing South Florida in the Cone

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Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

You might want to check those weekend and storm plans!

According to the National Hurricane Center, South Florida is now in the concern of uncertainty for Hurricane Eta.

The storm made landfall Tuesday afternoon in Nicaragua as a category 4 with 140 mph winds.

Forecasters expect it to weaken as it emerges back into the Caribbean Sea, before restrengthening into a tropical storm.

That could mean rough weather for us this weekend, as the storm is expected to be located just south of Florida with 50 mph winds on Sunday afternoon.

As we all know, forecasts change constantly, so stay with 850 WFTL for the latest.

BULLETIN
Hurricane Eta Intermediate Advisory Number 13A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL292020
700 PM EST Tue Nov 03 2020

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE ETA LOCATED INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN
NICARAGUA...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, CATASTROPHIC WINDS, AND FLASH
FLOODING OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA...


SUMMARY OF 700 PM EST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.8N 83.7W
ABOUT 25 MI...40 KM SW OF PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM ESE OF ROSITA NICARAGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* The coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to
Sandy Bay Sirpi

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the
Honduras/Nicaragua border
* The coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Laguna
de Perlas.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning.

Interests elsewhere in Nicaragua and Honduras should monitor the
progress of this system.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.