Watching The Caribbean As Eta Moves Away From Florida


A tropical wave moving through the Caribbean Sea is in line to be the next tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

"Satellite imagery indicates that the disturbance is gradually becoming better organized, and a tropical depression will likely form within the next couple of days as it moves slowly westward over the central and western Caribbean Sea," said the National Hurricane Center.

The NHC added that regardless of development, there is a threat of heavy rain over parts of Hispaniola that could trigger flash flooding.

Model runs on Thursday suggested this system would not enter the Gulf and instead move over central America into the Pacific.

If it were to get a name, it would be Iota.

Eta has crossed over Florida and it moving north-northeastward. It will skirt the Carolinas as a tropical storm before transitioning to a extra-tropical system over Atlantic waters.

Theta continues to spin in the eastern Atlantic and is not a threat to land.