By Thursday, “life-threatening storm surge” could occur on portions of the Florida Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to Steinhatchee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in South Florida on Monday as Eta moves through. Tropical Storm Eta is still projected to become a hurricane, with 75 mph winds, when it moves over the Gulf of Mexico later this week.
Despite the forecast track of Tropical Storm Eta shifting south on Saturday night, a large stretch of Florida from the Keys through Broward County remained under a hurricane watch. Palm Beach County is under a tropical storm warning. Eta, with 60 mph sustained winds, is expected to come very close to South Florida late Sunday or early Monday.