Eye on the Tropics

Tropical Storm Eta forms, tracking towards Central America

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine has gained strength and officially formed into Tropical Storm Eta.

Eta’s latest forecast track shows it heading towards Central America.

This makes 28 named Atlantic Basin storms this season, tying 2005 for the most in one season.


Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine officially formed. It’s forecast to become the 12th hurricane of the Atlantic Season by early next week. The forecast calls for it to strengthen as it moves towards Central America.

This system will get the name Eta once it becomes a tropical storm or hurricane. If that happens, we will tie 2005 for most named storms in one season.

Read: Saturday starts cool, with sunny and warm conditions into the afternoon

No immediate impacts to Florida are expected, however; we will be keeping an eye on this system as it develops.

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