MIAMI - Tropical Storm Eta is located just off the coast of Florida and is expected to make landfall in the state but exactly where is hard to pinpoint, as the latest models show some uncertainty.
Eta hit land late Sunday on Lower Matecumbe Key, Florida. The system’s slow speed and heavy rains posed an enormous threat to South Florida, an area already drenched from more than 14 inches of rain last month. Eta could dump an additional 6 to 12 inches, forecasters said.
It is now moving up the Gulf of Mexico, targeting Florida's Big Bend region. If the current track holds, Eta will make landfall as a tropical storm on Saturday in the Panhandle.
As Tropical Storm Eta moves closer to the Panhandle, Central Florida has started to feel gusty winds, heavier rainfall, and rough storm surge.
FOX 35 is compiling videos of the storm's impact as it comes in.
Meanwhile, South Florida felt the effects of the storm on Sunday and Monday, with strong winds, heavy rainfall, flooding, and rough storm surges moving into the area.
FOX 35 compiled videos from the region.
Out of an abundance of caution on Saturday, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in the following counties: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties.
Brevard County prompted school officials to close all of the county's schools on Monday, as a tropical storm warning was active there. It has since expired. Nonetheless, the county could feel very strong winds and squalls. The situation is thankfully unfavorable for tornadoes but showers and thunderstorms could occur.
Tune in to FOX 35 Orlando for the latest tropics updates.