Eta makes landfall near Cedar Key, Florida; Iota likely to develop in Caribbean

Tracking the Tropics

A record-breaking 29th named storm has formed.

Eta made its fourth landfall near Cedar Key, Florida early Thursday morning as a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

Tropical Storm Theta has formed in the open Atlantic. Theta is the 29th named storm of the season, which means the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is now the most active hurricane season on record in the Atlantic Basin. The previous record was 28 named storms back in 2005.

Iota may develop in the Caribbean in the coming days. NHC is now saying there is a high chance for a tropical system to develop in the western Caribbean over the next few days.

Remember that there is just under one month left until the end of hurricane season, but systems have developed outside of the calendar season. Stay weather aware and follow along for updates.

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