Tropical Storm Eta forms in the Caribbean

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As of 11 PM Saturday, Tropical Storm Eta has formed in the Caribbean Sea! The storm system has gotten better organized, with a large burst of thunderstorms as it crosses over the central Caribbean Sea. Current max winds are at 40 MPH and is moving to the west at 15 MPH. The disturbance is expected to become a Cat 1 hurricane over the next several days as it pushes into the western Caribbean, potentially threatening Nicaragua & Honduras early next week.

Through the next many days, TS Eta is expected to produce 5-10″ of rain across Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Hispaniola. Across areas of Central America, 10-15″ of rain are expected. This rainfall will likely lead to flooding concerns and possible landslides in higher terrain.



As for your Halloween, it’s looking good overall around SW Florida, with a mix of sun & clouds, and a good feel outside, with highs in the mid-80s. There will be a few isolated showers in the afternoon, but shouldn’t be much of an issue for Trick-or-Treating!

Now, here’s where we get excited! After a nice weekend with temperatures near average and only a few showers south, we’ll have a second and much STRONGER cold front come through early next week. This may drop our lows into the upper 50s and lower 60s Tuesday morning!

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