Tropical Storm Eta – Update #8 – 11/11/2020

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

Eta’s track shifted significantly overnight and Alachua County is under a tropical storm warning.  UF units should monitor for announcements from UF and closely follow forecasts.  

There is a danger of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor.

On the forecast track, the center of Eta will move closer to but offshore of the southwest coast of Florida today, approach the west-central coast of Florida tonight and move inland over the northern portion of the Florida Peninsula on Thursday. Eta is expected to move northeastward into the western Atlantic late Thursday or early Friday.

Hurricane watches are in effect for coastal Levy, coastal Citrus, coastal Hernando, coastal Pasco, coastal Hillsborough and coastal Manatee counties. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Lake, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, coastal Charlotte and coastal Lee counties. Tropical storm watches are in effect for coastal Taylor, coastal Dixie, Bradford, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.

For more information, please visit National Hurricane Center

Published: November 11th, 2020

Category: 2020 Weather Alerts