Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression 29 becomes Tropical Storm Eta

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tropical Depression 29 has become Tropical Storm Eta Saturday night.

TD 29 had just formed earlier in the evening over the central Caribbean Sea.

With the system intensifying to Tropical Storm Eta, this ties the year 2020 with 2005 for the most named storms in a hurricane season on record (28). Eta is forecast to reach hurricane strength as it approaches the Nicaragua/Honduras coastline Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Eta is currently 270 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is presently moving west at 15 miles per hour.

Below are the current watches and warnings in effect:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

  • The northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/Nicaragua border
  • The northeastern coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Puerto Cabezas


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