ORLANDO, Fla. - The latest forecast models of Hurricane Eta shows it approaching Florida as a tropical storm this weekend.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) says Hurricane Eta has made landfall in Nicaragua. Forecasters call the system 'extremely dangerous' as it is a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.
The hurricane is expected to weaken as it moves inland on Tuesday and Wednesday.
NHC says it will then emerge over the northwestern Caribbean Sea by Thursday or Friday. The latest forecast models show it approaching Florida over the weekend.
ACTIVE WARNINGS AND WATCHES
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
- The coast of Nicaragua from the Honduras/Nicaragua border to Sandy Bay Sirpi
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
- The northeastern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca to the Honduras/ Nicaragua border
- The coast of Nicaragua from south of Sandy Bay Sirpi to Laguna de Perlas.
Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
Watch FOX 35 News for the latest on hurricane season.