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Hurricane Central

4pm UPDATE | November 8th, 2020

Hurricane conditions are expected tonight and earlier Monday across portions of the Florida Keys, and are possible across portions of southern Florida.

Tropical storm warnings and Hurricane Watches remain in effect across Southwest Florida.

Life-threatening storm surge is possible for the Florida Keys and portions of the southern coast of the Florida.

RECOMMENDED STORY: Tropical Storm Eta closures across Southwest Florida

2:30PM UPDATE | November 8th, 2020

COVID-19 testing site at CenturyLink Sports Complex has shut down for Sunday, Nov. 8, and will remain closed on Monday, Nov. 9, due to Tropical Storm Eta.

The Florida Division of Emergency Management’s COVID-19 testing site at CenturyLink has shut down for today (Sunday,...

Posted by Lee County Government on Sunday, November 8, 2020

NOON UPDATE | November 8th, 2020

All Collier County Public Schools will be closed tomorrow ahead of Tropical Storm Eta.

Tropical Storm Eta is forecasted to become a Category 1 hurricane tonight as it makes its way towards South Florida, according to NBC2.

4PM UPDATE | November 7th, 2020

Tropical Storm Eta could near hurricane strength on approach to South Florida as of the 4pm advisory, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Heavy rain falls are expected in southern Florida which may result in life-threatening flash and urban flooding, along with potential minor river flooding in central Florida.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Coastal Collier County, including Naples, Bonita Springs, and Marco Island until further notice.

Governor Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency for Lee, Collier, and Hendry counties ahead of Tropical Storm Eta.

In the past few hours, Tropical Storm Eta has intensified with a maximum sustained wind of 60 miles per hour. Currently placing the Tropical Storm 30 miles to the WNW of Grand Cayman Island, according to NBC2.

The center pressure has dropped to 994 mb, and it is moving faster to the northeast at a speed of 17 mph.

As the center of the storm is expected to be near Marco Island on Monday night with 65mph.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds are expected through Tuesday, according to NBC2.

Although, the Tropical Storm currently shows no signs of strengthening past Tuesday morning, it still has potential to intensify a Hurricane.


This article was written by Melvin Vigo~ Melvin Vigo is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Program Director. He's a sucker for ice cream and a good Netflix show. When he's not working, he's probably napping, watching endless Tik Tok videos or at the dog beach. Because why not? You can connect with Melvin on Instagram @mr.hernanlugo