Keeping an eye on Eta
Our latest look at the Tropics shows one active tropical storm while we watch for additional development in the Eastern Atlantic. Before we get to the Atlantic Basin, we don’t have any active systems in the Eastern Pacific. On top of that, we aren’t expecting any development for the next 5 days. In the Eastern Atlantic, we’re expecting a broad non-tropical low to form southwest of the Azores within the next couple of days. With any expected subtropical development slow to occur as this future low plans to drift to the east, we’ll keep the chances of development low at 20%. The main focus in the short term continues to be Tropical Storm Eta just off of the southern shores of central Cuba. The latest advisory shows Eta with sustained wind speeds of 65 mph as it continues to move to the northeast at 13 mph. With Eta expected to maintain its status as a tropical storm, tropical storm warnings continue for central Cuba and have been issued for the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula. The projected track will keep it mainly in the Gulf well into next week and will require close watch as we continue on.