Eta Weakens Over Central America, But Could Head Towards Gulf


Eta may have weakened into a tropical depression, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center aren't able to write the once powerful hurricane off just yet.

That's because models suggest Eta or its remnants could remerge over the Caribbean Sea, which could refuel the storm back to at least a tropical storm that possibly impacts Cuba and south Florida.

The long-range forecast cone for Eta suggests the system could be in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday. For now, there is no direct threat to Louisiana or the northern Gulf Coast.

"Although the details of the future track and intensity of Eta are uncertain, there is an increasing risk of impacts from wind and rainfall in portions of the Cayman Islands, Cuba, southern Florida and the Florida Keys this weekend and early next week," wrote a NHC forecaster.