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.
Tropical Storm #Iota has formed in the Caribbean Sea. Interests in Nicaragua and Honduras should closely monitor the progress of this system. Here are the 4 pm EST Key Messages. For more info, visit https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/9lgi0wQQTE— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) November 13, 2020
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.