Still watching two systems in progress
Our look at the Tropics on this November 4th continues to show two systems that we’re keeping a close eye on. The first system is Tropical Storm Odalys sitting 785 miles west-southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The last observation we had showed sustained wind speeds of 45 mph as it was moving NW at 17 mph. While the tropical storm has gained a little intensity, the present course and forecast track will take into an unfavorable environment. This will lead to it weakening on Thursday and turning into a remnant low as the weekend begins. Meanwhile, Eta has weakened into a tropical depression as it continues working across parts of Central America. We’re not counting this system out, though. Eta will start to work back into the Caribbean Friday afternoon to strengthen back into a tropical storm. With the potential for this to remain a tropical storm by the time it crosses Cuba and nears the Florida coast by the weekend, we’ll keep a close eye on Eta. No other systems are expected in the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific within the next 5 days.