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Tropical Depression 31 now Tropical Storm Iota

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 15:56:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Depression 31 has strengthened into Tropical Storm Iota.

There is a risk of dangerous winds, storm surge, and rainfall impacts in Central America beginning Sunday night or Monday.

Meteorologists with the National Hurricane Center began initiating advisories on the system Friday morning. The tropical depression is forecasted to strengthen into a tropical storm this weekend. Iota is the next name in the Greek alphabet.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts the tropical cyclone to make landfall in Central America as a hurricane. The system is not expected to move north from the Caribbean Sea and into the Gulf of Mexico.

Eta is no longer a tropical storm. The post-tropical system will drift out into the Atlantic Ocean.