Iota is a monstrous Category 5 hurricane in the southwestern Caribbean. This is the first Category 5 Hurricane this season. It is forecast to strike the same area in Nicaragua that was battered by Major Hurricane Eta just less than two weeks ago. This hurricane season is the most active season on record (since 1851) in the Atlantic.

Current forecast path takes the storm toward the northern coast of Nicaragua as an extremely powerful hurricane late Monday.

Another system may develop in the Caribbean in the coming days. If it is named, it will be Kappa. No threat to Louisiana.