Tropical Storm Eta – Update #4 – 11/7/2020

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

Heavy rainfall will continue across the Cayman Islands, portions of Cuba and Jamaica and will spread north into the Bahamas and southern Florida.  

Eta is expected to bring heavy rainfall and tropical storm force winds to South Florida and the Keys. Impacts to other areas of the state remain uncertain

Tropical storm conditions are expected by late Sunday in the Florida Keys and along portions of the southeast Florida coast. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. Moreover, tropical storm watches have been issued for Collier, Broward, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Lee, Charlotte and Brevard counties. 

Flash flooding will be the primary threat from Eta across South Florida and the Keys. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible in any of the outer bands, possibly beginning Sunday across South Florida and the Keys, spreading northward into early next week. 

UF units with operations in South Floridathe Florida Keys and Central Florida should closely monitor forecasts and be ready follow guidance from local officials if watchers or warnings are issued.  

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. Indirect impacts of Tropical Storm Eta are increased rain chances for Monday and Tuesday. 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 7th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts