Tropical Depression Eta – Update #2 – 11/5/2020

University of Florida officials are continuing to monitor Tropical Depression Eta. Here’s what we know today:

Through Monday morning, heavy rainfall from Eta will lead to catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding across portions of Central America.

Eta is forecast to regain strength once it enters the Caribbean Sea.   While is too soon for the National Hurricane Center to determine the future track and intensity of Eta, there is an increasing risk of impacts from wind and rainfall in portions of the Cayman Islands, Cuba, southern Florida and the Florida Keys this weekend and early next week.

Moreover, the center is forecast to be near South Florida and Keys on Monday and Tuesday as a tropical storm. UF units with operations in South Florida and Florida Keys should monitor forecasts through the week and be ready follow guidance from local officials.

No tropical storm warnings or watches are currently in place for Alachua County, and no operation changes are anticipated for the UF campus in Gainesville. We will continue to monitor and update the UF community on expected impacts or schedule changes as information becomes available.

For more information, please visit National Hurricane Center

Published: November 5th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts