HOUSTON – The storm is expected to weaken just slightly down to a strong tropical storm before making landfall somewhere between Cedar Key and Clearwater, Florida by this evening. It will bring heavy rain, wind and up to a 2-3 foot storm surge during high tide across central and NW Florida coastline.
We might be nearing the end of hurricane season but the tropics are still very busy! Tropical Storm Theta is churning in the north Atlantic heading towards Spain and Portugal and we will likely be looking at “Iota” over the next few days tracking in the Caribbean towards Central America.
THETA marks the 29th named storm of the 2020 season breaking the record for the most named tropical systems in a hurricane season. The previous record was set in 2005, the year of Katrina, Rita and Wilma. In addition to THETA, the National Hurricane Center is tracking a hot spot in the Caribbean. The tropics look busy through the end of November. Hurricane season officially ends November 30th but this is 2020.
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