Tropical Depression Eta – Update #3 – 11/6/2020

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

Rainfall associated with Eta will continue to result in catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding across portions of Central America, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain.  This weekend Eta is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to portions of the Cayman Islands and portions of western and central Cuba, where storm warnings are in effect.

There is an increasing risk of impacts from wind and flash and urban flooding due to the rainfall in portions of southern Florida and the Florida Keys this weekend and early next week. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible in any of the outer bands, possibly beginning as early as Saturday night into Sunday. Tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued later today.

UF units with operations in South Florida and Florida Keys should closely monitor forecasts through the weekend and be ready to follow guidance from local officials if watchers or warnings are issued.  Impacts to other areas of the state remain uncertain.

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 6th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts